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Colombian oil giant Ecopetrol goes solar with 10 MW project

The state-owned oil company has decided to power one of its fields with a solar park. The tender for the project will be launched in the fourth quarter. A renewable energy plant portfolio of around 140 MW may be built by Ecopetrol.

Colombia launches first RE auction

The Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced that up to 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity may be allocated. The competition will be open to solar, wind and biomass projects exceeding 10 MW in size.

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Jinko supplies modules to Colombia’s largest PV project

The Chinese manufacturer will provide 250,000 monocrystalline modules for the 80 MW El Paso solar plant, which Enel is building in the Colombian department of Cesar. It is slated to be operational by the end of the year.

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Colombia to host its first floating PV project

The floating solar array will be deployed at the water reservoir of Peñol-Guatapé, which is owned and operated by local energy and telecommunications utility, Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM).

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Construction begins on Colombia’s second solar park

The 8.8 MW Celsia Solar Bolívar plant will be located in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima, in the northern Department of Bolivar. It is part of the 250 MW solar project pipeline of Colombian renewable energy developer, Celsia.

Colombia issues regulation for distributed solar generation

Colombia’s Energy and Gas Regulatory Commission approved the 2018 Resolution CREG 030 last Friday, which regulates how solar PV system owners can sell surplus power to the National Interconnected System under net metering.

Colombia may contract 1 GW of solar, wind in 2018 auction

In an interview with pv magazine, the president of the Colombian solar energy association SER Colombia, Alejandro Lucio Chaustre, explains what expectations are being created by the upcoming auction for solar and renewables, announced by the Colombian Government at the beginning of November.

Colombia to launch auction for large-scale solar and renewables

In the auction, which will be held before the next presidential elections in May 2018, the Colombian government will select large-scale solar, wind and biomass projects.

Celsia to build 80 MW solar project in Colombia

The solar facility, which will be built in the department of Santander, will be the second large-scale PV project developed by the Colombian renewable energy company in the country

Colombia’s first solar park comes online

The 9.8 MW Celsia Solar Yumbo project, which is located in the southwestern region of Valle del Cauca, was built by local developer Celsia.

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