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PPA signed for 72 MW of solar in Colombia

Spanish developer Grenergy has secured a PPA from Colombian energy company Celsia for the supply of 120 GWh per year. The electricity will be provided by a solar park that will begin commercial operations in 2022.

Colombia to hold 5 GW renewables auction in Q1 2021

In addition to the auction, scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, the Latin American country is also defining a green hydrogen roadmap in collaboration with Chile.

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Colombia’s PV project pipeline reaches 8.8 GW

According to the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME), there are currently 385 projects totaling 15 GW at different stages of development, including 4 biomass, 17 wind, 93 hydro, 271 photovoltaic and 7 thermal.

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Trina signs 970 MW, 35-plant, multi-nation project contract

The solar manufacturer has landed its biggest engineering, procurement and construction services deal and will work on solar facilities in Europe and Latin America which will come online before 2023.

Colombia streamlines tax incentives for renewables

The procedures to secure income tax deductions, value-added tax exclusions, customs duty exemptions, and accelerated depreciation rates for renewable projects has been shortened to 45 days.

Flexible, 22.6%-efficient perovskite cells for indoor use

The developers of a perovskite device designed for use under illumination of 100-500 lux say it could be manufactured for $78-108 per square meter.

Colombia’s 9.48 GW solar project pipeline

The technology makes up almost 70% of planned clean energy generation capacity in a nation which added just 4 MW of solar last year.

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Covid-19 daily bulletin: Solar developer donates more Chinese PPE

Grenergy was this week due to ship 400,000 face masks to Latin America as European developers today voiced a fear project finance will become increasingly difficult to find as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

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Colombian oil company to power fossil fuel extraction with 50 MW of solar

The PV capacity being developed by EcoPetrol will power Colombian pumping stations at San Fernando and Apiay as well as the oil fields of Castilla, Chichimene and Apiay, in the Eastern Plains of the country.

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Trina the only solar winner in Colombian energy auction

The Colombian government has revealed more details of the renewable energy procurement exercise finalized on Monday. Chinese manufacturer Trina was the bidder behind all three successful solar projects in the auction.

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