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Central & South America

Honduras is the first nation with 10% solar in its electricity mix

Electricity from PV plants represented 10.2% of the nation’s electricity mix in 2016. Honduras also leads Central America as the country with the highest PV capacity with 433 MW-AC installed.

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Brazil: Tocantins introduces Pro-Solar program

The regional initiative is expected to boost the solar PV and thermal solar installations in the state.

Chile signs new electrical supply tender

1,620 GWh of capacity is set to be auctioned in the daytime block. The timetable has been set for the presentation of bids for the first stage to take place on 11 October.

MUFG serves as top clean energy deal-maker in 2016

The Japanese financial institution increased investments in clean energy and energy-smart technologies during an overall sector downturn in investment.

Construction has begun on a 17.8 MW solar plant in El Salvador

The Trinidad and Márquez project powered by Real Infrastructure will be completed within eight months.

Soltec begins installing trackers at 292 MW PV plant in Brazil

The company has commenced installation of its SF Utility tracking system at the project, with which it will reach 450 MW of installed capacity in Brazil.

More than 7,000 solar installations on net metering in Brazil

The combined capacity of all of the solar installations on net metering in Brazil stands at 57.6 MW.

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Argentine province confirms financing for solar projects

PV projects in Mendoza awarded under the RenovAr program with 85% local content will be able to obtain financing through the FONDEAR Fund.

BNEF predicts “revolution” in the power sector due to low-cost renewable energy

In their 10 predictions for 2017, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s chair and chief editor argue that we are entering a phase where low-cost renewable energy will come to define the power system, despite ideological and financial headwinds.

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Elecnor to build a 115 MW solar project in Chile

The Spanish company was awarded a US$117 million contract to build the project near Santiago.

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