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Colombia’s large-scale PV capacity additions hit 207 MW in 2023

Colombia’s cumulative installed utility-scale PV capacity hit 486 MW at the end of December 2023, on 207 MW of new installations for the full year.


Colombia assigns 4.4 GW of solar for $0.0182/kWh in latest energy auction

The Colombian authorities have allocated 4.4 GW of solar capacity at a rate of $0.0182/kWh in the nation’s latest energy auction, with solar plants accounting for approximately 99% of the assigned capacity.


Colombia introduces new provisions for energy communities

Colombia’s new decree includes requirements that energy communities must meet, such as rules on collective self-consumption and collective distributed generation.

Building to last in the Global South

PV initiatives should be designed to last, as several well-meaning off-grid solar projects for the developing world have floundered over the years.

Colombia allocates 5.77 GW of solar in renewables auction

The Colombian authorities assigned 7.49 GW of renewable energy projects in the nation’s latest procurement exercise.


Colombia’s Minister of Mines and Energy discusses the state of solar at BNEF Summit

pv magazine publisher, Eckhart Gouras, interviewed Diego Mesa, the Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy at the BNEF Summit in New York. Mesa recounted the history of solar PV adoption in his country and provided details on the most recent developments, including the construction of Colombia’s largest solar park by Italian group Enel and the first large scale battery project by Canadian Solar.


Colombian utility seeks EPC contractors for 83MW solar plant

Empresas Públicas de Medellín is seeking engineering, procurement, and construction specialists to work on an 83MW solar plant in Colombia. The project secured a 15-year power purchase agreement in the nation’s latest auction and is scheduled to go online by Jan. 1, 2023.


Colombia’s renewables auction assigns 796 MW of solar at average price of $0.041/kWh

Among the selected developers were EDF, Canadian Solar, Solarpack, Enel and Celsia. The final average price for the PV technology was significantly higher than that of the previous procurement exercise.


Colombia’s largest PV plant comes online

The 61 MW solar facility is owned by Colombian oil company Ecopetrol.


China holds the key to cancelling half the world’s new coal project plans

With pressure mounting on the world’s governments to turn their back on the fossil fuel, China and peers in South East Asia, Europe and South Asia could help deliver a coal-free future at the COP26 climate summit planned in Glasgow in November.

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