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Valhalla Seeks to Build Largest Latin American Solar Project

Valhalla Energia is seeking to build Latin America’s largest solar project in Chile, a $1 billion facility that would generate 600 megawatts of power.
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10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines | Energy and Mines

10 Renewable Case Studies from Chilean Mines | Energy and Mines | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Providing insight and cross-technology detail including wind, solar PV, CSP, hydroelectric and biodiesel for both grid tied and remote mine operations, the
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Abengoa secures PPA for its CSP and PV plants in Chile

Abengoa secures PPA for its CSP and PV plants in Chile | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Spain's Abengoa will provide 950 GWh per year to the Chilean electricity grids after successful bid during theTender Process SIC 2013/03-2º Llamado, held by the National Energy Commission (CNE) of the Chilean government.
The company is currently developing two concentrated solar power plants, 110 MW each, with tower technology coupled with a thermal energy storage system based on molten salts that can generate 24 hours a day. Additionally, Abengoa is also developing a 100 MW PV plant.
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Enel Green Power Brings Over 100 MW Of New Solar PV Capacity Online In Chile

Enel Green Power Brings Over 100 MW Of New Solar PV Capacity Online In Chile | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The solar energy project developer Enel Green Power recently finished bringing over 100 MW of new solar PV power capacity online -- spread amongst the 60 MW Lalackama project, the 40 MW Chañares project, and the Diego de Almagro project (the final phase of the project) -- in Northern Chile.



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World's largest merchant solar project goes online in Chile

World's largest merchant solar project goes online in Chile | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
SunPower has completed Project Salvador in Northern Chile, five months ahead of schedule. At 70 MW this the largest solar plant in the world which sells the electricity it generates on the spot market.
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Having this solar plant in Chile will help the residents generate and sell energy. The reason for building this solar plant is because prices were going up where Project Salvador is located. The people in Chile will have the opportunity to save money and become more efficient. It seems like today everyone in the world is becoming more technologically sounds and stable.An advantage of this plant is that it has no power purchase agreement which is beneficial to the Chilean people.

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Canadian Solar signs 146.4 MW module deal in Honduras

Canadian Solar signs 146.4 MW module deal in Honduras | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The Ontario-based module manufacturer continues to expand its operations in Latin America with two projects in the Central American nation of Honduras.
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Risen Energy to build 300-MW solar plant in Mexico – SeeNews : ToolsForGreenLiving

Risen Energy to build 300-MW solar plant in Mexico – SeeNews : ToolsForGreenLiving | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
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Photovoltaic Solar Energy is here to Stay (Chile)

Photovoltaic Solar Energy is here to Stay (Chile) | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is a reality in Chile.  It spent the questioning time when senior officials and executives from the traditional power sector filled the headlines explaining that this...
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Latin America has '9GW solar pipeline to 2019'

Latin America has '9GW solar pipeline to 2019' | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Switch to utility-scale projects in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico to boost market: analysts.
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Forced to act by climate change and higher oil prices, Central America turns to renewables

Forced to act by climate change and higher oil prices, Central America turns to renewables | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Climate change and higher oil prices are forcing Central American countries to turn to renewable sources to meet growing energy demand. Fortunately the region has huge potential in this area. Follo...
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Solar Boom Driving First Global Panel Shortage Since 2006

Solar Boom Driving First Global Panel Shortage Since 2006 | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The solar industry is facing a looming shortage of photovoltaic panels, reversing a two-year slump triggered by a global glut.
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IDB approves $66 million for Uruguay's first large utility-scale solar PV plant

IDB approves $66 million for Uruguay's first large utility-scale solar PV plant | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The La Jacinta project is a breakthrough for Latin America, as one of only five solar projects larger than 50 MW to secure both a power contract and financing.
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Plans submitted for 205MW Chile project | PV-Tech

Plans submitted for 205MW Chile project | PV-Tech | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
A Chilean developer is planning to construct a 205MW capacity PV plant which will require an investment of US$410 million, in a mountainous area near the capital, Santiago.
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Guatemala Energuate contracts 18 MW of biomass, hydro, solar units - SeeNews Renewables

Jan 20, 2015 (SeeNews) - Guatemalan power distributor Energuate said Friday it had awarded power purchase contracts for 18 MW of distributed generation based on biomass, hydro and solar energy.The company needs the supply for 11 distribution lines in both eastern and western Guatemala. The plants, scheduled to go into operation between May 2015 and December 2016, will allow Energuate to improve the quality of its services and maintain stable voltage, especially for long and rural distribution lines.The contracts for between 1 MW and 4 MW were awarded to Tunkaj, Broker Gas, Compania de Servicios y Combustion Industrial, Impulso Inversionista de Guatemala, Punta del Cielo, Hidroelectrica El Corozo, Hidroelectrica Maza, Hidroelectrica Carmen Amalia and Compania Agricola OV.
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You will be able to learn more about these developments at SPG Central America 2015

www.spgcentralamerica.com 

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La Paz, Mexico, To Be 100% Solar Powered

La Paz, Mexico, To Be 100% Solar Powered | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Originally published on Sustainnovate.
The city of La Paz, Mexico, is soon going to be powered 100% by solar energy… really. It already has a 39 megawatt solar power in place, Aura Solar I. And at the moment Grupotec is building another solar power plant that will also include battery storage.
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Construction begins on 71 MW Argentinean PV fab

Construction begins on 71 MW Argentinean PV fab | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The foundation stone of a 71 MW ingot through module c-Si solar panel manufacturing facility has been laid in the San Juan province of Argentina. Local utility Energia Provincial Sociedad del Estado (EPSE) will operate the facility, which is being supplied by Germany's Schmid Group.
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Three Reasons Solar Will Outshine Fossil Fuels In Mexico | EnergyBiz

When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new fossil fuel projects. 
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Mexico & Central American Clean Energy Investment Skyrockets

Mexico & Central American Clean Energy Investment Skyrockets | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
A plentiful supply of renewable resources, and a need for a more economical approach to power generation, is fueling strong momentum in clean energy investment in Mexico and the six main countries of Central America, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

In fact, Mexico is already on track to burst through its record
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Latin American solar markets explode in 2014, 2015

Latin American solar markets explode in 2014, 2015 | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
The latest report by GTM Research predicts that 805 MW of solar PV will be installed across the region in 2014, a six-fold increase over 2013. The company forecasts another 2.3 GW of new PV in 2015.
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Peru stepping up in renewable energy

Peru stepping up in renewable energy | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Peru will be powered by 66% renewable energy in 10 years.
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Mexico approves 37.4MW solar power project | PV-Tech

Mexico approves 37.4MW solar power project | PV-Tech | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Spanish developer, Dhamma Energy has announced it has gained a permit to build a solar power project in Mexico.
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Latin America Green News: Mexico's solar panel tariff, Chile's "five star" glacier law, and Brazil's deforestation gang | Carolina Herrera's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Latin America Green News: Mexico's solar panel tariff, Chile's "five star" glacier law, and Brazil's deforestation gang | Carolina Herrera's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. August 23 – August 29, 2014 Renewable Energy The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) expects to invest $500 million in...
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BNEF: Solar poised for rapid growth in Mexico and Central America

BNEF: Solar poised for rapid growth in Mexico and Central America | Solar in Latin America | Scoop.it
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has presented a new report which finds that investments in solar slumped in the region in the first half of 2014, after booming in 2012 and 2013. However, the company notes strong drivers and policy momentum in both markets, and expects rapid growth across the region.
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