Central & South America

STI Norland chosen as tracker partner for 36.7 MW Brazil solar farm

The Spanish tracker and mounting specialist will supply 202 of its STI H1250 trackers to the Assú V solar park in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte.

Acciona sells renewable energy certificates to unit of Mexico’s CFE

One of the two contracts signed by the Spanish renewable energy company is linked to a PV plant located in the state of Sonora.

Chile: upcoming 2.2 TWh power auction to be held in November

The Chilean authorities will begin accepting project proposals for the 2017 power auction starting from October 11.

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Argentine municipality of Nonogasta to welcome 42 MWdc solar plant

The solar venture will be created via a $40 million investment and will employ more than 150 people during its construction phase, the Argentinian province of Nueva Rioja has confirmed.

Soltec signs 101 MW tracker supply deal in Brazil

The single-axis solar tracker manufacturer will supply its SF Utility trackers to the 101 MW Floresta solar plant in Rio Grande do Norte. Deal increases firms Brazil footprint to 551 MW.

Mexico: 35% of 3.6 GW of solar assigned in last year’s auctions is under development

Mexico’s solar association Asolmex revealed that a good portion of the 28 solar projects selected in the 2016 renewable energy auctions is at an advanced stage of development or under construction.

Panama’s Social Security Fund seeks to invest in solar

Income from solar power generation would be used to provide additional funds for two social security programs endangered by the Fund’s precarious financial situation.

German, Austrian firms collaborate on 98 MW Chile solar farm

The Huatacondo solar park in northern Chile, commissioned by AustrianSolar Chile SpA, has been acquired by Sojitz Corporation in a deal overseen by Germany’s Oppenhoff & Partner on contractual matters.

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Uruguay’s installed PV capacity tops 88.4 MW

According to new statistics, new PV installations for last year totaled 24 MW. Furthermore, solar was able to cover 2% of power demand in 2016.

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China’s BYD to open PV R&D facility in Brazil

The facility at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas to become BYD’s first overseas R&D facility for PV, and will be set up with initial $1.5m in funding. Subsequent financial support will be based as a percentage of firm’s domestic net sales.

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