Central & South America

AES deploys 20 MW of storage in the Dominican Republic

AES Dominicana’s 20 MW storage system helped maintain the power grid operational during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

El Salvador to launch solar auction in December or January

In the auction, El Salvador’s energy regulator CNE will select large-scale solar and biogas power projects. Meanwhile, PV is bringing down power tariffs in the country.

AustrianSolar begins construction on 98 MW solar park in northern Chile

The PV plant Huatacondo will be located 100 kilometers south of Pozo Almonte, in the Chilean region of Tarapacá.

Jamaica’s oil corporation PCJ expands renewable energy business

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is expanding activities in the wind and solar power business, and is seeking developers for installing PV systems at the Development Bank of Jamaica.

Alten and Cubico begin work on 350 MW solar park in central Mexico

The Cubico Alten Aguascalientes Solar PV project is located in El Llano municipality, in the state of Aguascalientes.

Remote community in Guyana receives 400 kWp solar+storage system from Meeco

The off-grid ground-mounted solar and battery project will be carried out by Meeco and Oursun, providing remote regions of Guyana such as Mabaruma with clean energy, while reducing their fossil fuel consumption.

Interview: Large-scale PV in Brazil should be perfect fit for auction, says solar association president

The Brazilian government is preparing to contract new large-scale PV projects in a new auction to be held in December. The president of the Brazilian solar association ABSOLAR has explained to pv magazine details of the new competition and has also described the future scenarios of utility-scale solar in Brazil.

Enel sells 80% of 1 GW large-scale solar in Mexico

The transaction is worth $1.35 billion and includes another 700 MW of wind power plants. The majority interest in the projects was sold to Canada-based CDPQ and CKD Infraestructura México.

Suriname to host its first MW-sized PV projects

Three solar plants will be built in the South American country under the framework of a broader project to expand the grid capabilities of local power utility EBS.

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Jemse breaks ground on 300 MW solar park in Argentina

The 300 MW solar park, which consists of the three 100 MW Cauchari projects – 1, 2 and 3 – is being developed by local government-run company Jemse SE.