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Clean Disruption News: Saudi Arabia, Softbank, sign $200bn deal to build world’s largest solar park

Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, known for backing ambitious endeavors with flair, unveiled the project Tuesday in New York at a ceremony with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The powerful […]

Solar in LATAM: Enel Green Power Mexico inaugurates Villanueva, largest solar PV plant in the Americas

Enel Green Power Mexico inaugurated the 754 MW Villanueva solar photovoltaic plant in Viesca, State of Coahuila, following the start of energy production by the 427 MW Villanueva 1 park, which along with the 327 MW Villanueva 3 park composes the overall PV facility.Once fully operational, Villanueva will be the largest PV facility producing energy […]

Leonardo Camilo Curioni – Solar Disruptor in the Distributed Generation Space in Brazil

Today we present you our exclusive talk to Leonardo Camilo Curioni – Solar Disruptor in the Distributed Generation Space in Brazil. Leonardo, a visionary Italian entrepreneur, founder & CEO of SICES Brasil tells us about the history of the company that drove a development of solar distributed generation in Brazil. He also shares with us shares with us […]

Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Latin America: Towards 100% – Pietro Torretta, Sales Director LATAM at Enerray & Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO at ABSOLAR

During Intersolar South America 2017 held recently in Sao Paulo in we hosted another SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY discussion. This time we spoke to  Pietro Torretta, Sales Director LATAM at Enerray & Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO at ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Industry Association) about the Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Latin America.

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children’s hospital in San Juan. The batteries will provide energy from the panels when […]

Pictures Gallery: C-40 Visionary Dinner of SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY at Intersolar South America 2017 in Sao Paulo

Watch now Pictures Gallery from “C-40 Solar & Cleantech Visionary Brainstorming Dinner: Paving the Way for the World 4.0. in Latin America” held on 10 July 2017 in Bar do Terraco at the Top of Brazil on the 42th Floor of Terraco Italia in conjunction with SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club.  Go to Pictures Gallery by clicking on the […]

Argentina launches 1.2GW RenovAr Ronda 2 renewable tender (450 MW for Solar)

Argentina launched the RenovAr Ronda 2 national auction for the supply of 1,200MW of renewable energy capacity. Through the tender, announced via a resolution in the official gazette, authorities will seek to award 550MW wind, 450MW solar, 100MW biomass, 35MW biogas, 15MW biogas from landfills (waste-to-energy) and 50MW small hydropower capacity. Maximum PPA prices for […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil’s installed solar capacity seen jumping 325% by end-2017

The Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar) projects that the country will end 2017 with 1 GW of installed solar PV power generating capacity, a 325% surge from the current 235 MW. The overvall solar investments through the end of the year are estimated at up to BRL 4.5 billion (USD 1.3bn/EUR 1.2bn). At the moment, Brazil’s solar capacity is enough […]

Update on Solar Business in Latin America by Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower, Former Executive at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower AG, one of Solar Pioneers & solar business practitioner with over 16 years of solar experience on Top Executive Positions at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar, who is now driving not only solar but also cleantech revolution. Arturo, […]

Enerray, a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants

Enerray, founded in 2007, is an Italian company that is a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants, for its own plants and those owned by third parties. As a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Enerray provides turnkey solutions for industrial roofing, shelters, on-ground installations and greenhouses, […]

Solar in LATAM: EDF Energies Nouvelles to Partner with Canadian Solar for an Additional 115 MWp of Solar Project in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy, announced today the acquisition of 80% interest in Canadian Solar’s Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil by EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.  The 115 MWp Pirapora II project will start construction in the […]

Solar in LATAM: RECOM Solar as strong partner to Nicaragua’s 100 MW pipeline

RECOM, a top tier German manufacturer, with steady growth, proven quality, reliability and financial solidity, is delighted to announce successful commissioning of a 12.5MW solar project in the region of Puerto Sandino in Nicaragua. The project is first part of Nicaragua’s pipeline totalling 100 MW, which is expected to be built and commissioned in its entity until end […]

Solar in LATAM: Solarcentury acquires PV projects totaling 400 MW

Four new solar industry professionals have joined Solarcentury’s (London, UK) Latin American business, from private equity investor ECOSolar. Enhancing the LatAm team strengthens Solarcentury’s ambition to become the leading developer in the region.  The 400MW of utility-scale pipeline acquired from ECOSolar includes solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that are a mix of ready to build and […]

Solar in LATAM: BYD launches R$150 million solar panel factory in Brazil

Renewable energy technology company BYD has launched a solar panel factory in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, the country’s first zero ecosystem project. With an initial investment of R$150 million, the plant will have a production capacity of 200 megawatts and generate 360 jobs. BYD Brazil’s solar panels contain the exclusive state-of-the-art technology Double […]

Solar in LATAM: Enel Green Power starts construction of the 238 MW Don José solar PV project in Mexico

Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don José solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.  Don José will have an installed capacity of 238 MW and once completed […]