Colombia

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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Colombia’s first solar and wind power auction brings average price of $0.027/kWh

Three solar projects and five wind facilities were contracted in the procurement exercise. The auction’s final average electricity price was COP95/kWh, with a maximum bid of COP110.

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Colombia imposes renewables quota on power distributors

The obligation will be applied annually from 2022. The clean electricity required will have to be bought through power purchase contracts of at least 10 years’ duration.

Colombian renewables auction attracts 53 bids from 27 companies

Canadian Solar, Acciona, Enel, EDF, Solarpack and Trina are among the contenders to develop large scale renewables projects. Some 26 power distributors are participating in the procurement as buyers.

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