Latin America

All news, project updates, policy, legislation and reports concerning the electricity generation, and the power and energy sectors within continental Latin-America, focusing on renewable energy integration and use of fossil fuels within Chile, Braxil, Mexico, Uruguay and Peru. Tenders, energy auctions and power purchase agreement announcements will also be included in this section.

solar pv

Enel completes 133MW expansion of South America’s largest solar PV facility

Enel Green Power Brasil Participações has expanded its 475MW São Gonçalo solar PV plant with an additional 133MW of capacity.

Green hydrogen export hub planned for northeast Brazil

Australian renewable energy company Enegix Energy is partnering with Ceará state government on the development of Brazil’s first major green hydrogen project.
energy storage

Global energy storage installations to exceed 10GW in 2021

According to a new report released by research firm IHS Markit, the global market for energy storage will more than double in 2021 from the 2020 level.

Bolivia’s largest solar plant begins commercial operation

The 100MW Oruro solar plant in the Bolivian Andes is ready to enter commercial operation with the inauguration of the second phase.
energy storage

Webcast 25 Feb: Energy storage applications

Register to attend this webinar to understand which energy storage use cases are seeing widespread adoption.
hydrogen

Exponential growth predicted for green hydrogen market

A new report released by research firm Frost & Sullivan states that owing to decarbonisation efforts, the production of green hydrogen will increase by 57% between 2019 and 2030.
solar energy

Solar advantages increase even without government subsidies – study

Solar energy is now the cheapest way to add electricity in many markets across the globe - Wood Mackenzie has revealed.
renewables capacity

Enel breaks own record for renewable energy capacity additions

Italian multinational energy company Enel has broken its own record for renewable energy capacity built in a single year.
renewables capacity

Wind to account for two-thirds of global power production by 2030

Wind energy will provide the backbone to the electricity sector’s transformation over the coming decade, according to a new report from Rethink Energy.

Researchers explore harvesting energy from black holes

New research identifies a mechanism and conditions for harvesting the free energy stored in spinning black holes.

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