BNEF report outlines big expectations for key Latin America markets

In its New Energy Outlook 2017 report (NEO), published earlier this week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) outlines its expectations for energy in the Americas between now and 2040. The report predicts big for the key regional markets Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Chile has new rules for solar and renewables on public land

The new provisions were published in Chile’s Official Journal in May. The new regulations apply to large-scale solar, wind, geothermal energy and hydropower plants.

Solarcentury completes 40 MW PV project in Chile

With the now completed solar park in central Chile, the British solar developer has further established its presence in the Latin American solar market.


Antofagasta Minerals sells stake in 69.5 MW PV plant in Chile

The Chilean mining company also announced it will issue a new tender to select power producers for its copper mine Minera Zaldívar.


U.S. OPIC under investigation for loans to Chilean solar projects

An internal U.S. government watchdog is looking at the loans which kick-started large-scale solar in Chile, after at least three of five solar projects have made moves to restructure these loans.


Chile to contract 2 GWh of power in upcoming electricity auction

In a meeting held in Berlin the head of Chile’s National Commission for Energy (CNE) presented the upcoming technology neutral power auction, which will be held in December. Solar is expected to have a significant share thanks to very favorable conditions.

Solarpack secures financing for 135 MW of solar in Chile and India

The Spanish developer has raised $104 million in financing for nine large-scale PV projects spread across India and Chile.

Solek Group issues bond to finance 60 MW of PV in Chile

The Czech solar developer intends to issue public bonds worth 500 million CZK ($19.9 million). The company will use the net proceeds to finance part of a 60 MW PV project pipeline in northern Chile.

Chilean authorities greenlight 93 MW of solar in Arica y Parinacota Region

The approved project is the $200 million Alwa solar plant. The installation will be located in northern Chile.

Chilean microgrid provider uses solar-plus-IT to lower bills

Amigo Solar, a Chilean microgrid provider, announced yesterday its collaboration with a digitized billing system that will help it to alter the utility landscape in the Latin American country. The case shows how solar and IT change the electricity market structures.

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