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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 […]

Realizing a dream of Wang Chuanfu in Brazil – BYD’s Marketing & Gov Affairs Director, Adalberto Felico Maluf Filho

In SolarPV.TV Exclusive Interview from Intersolar South America 2016 held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, we speak to Adalberto Felicio Maluf Filho, BYD’s Marketing & Governmental Affairs Director in the country. Adalberto helps in realizing a dream of Wang Chuanfu, Founder of BYD in Brazil and supports the development of new factories for solar pannels, EV […]

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 […]

Monte Plata Solar, the largest 33,4 MW solar park in the Caribbean inaugurated in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina

Monte Plata, a 33.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array located on the Dominic Republic was officially inaugurated on March 30, 2016 in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The project is the largest in the Caribbean and was designed and deployed by Phanes Group, the international solar developer, asset manager […]

Solar in LATAM: Abengoa resumes works on its 100 MW PV plant at the Atacama solar facility

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, pursuant to the agreement reached last October with its partner EIG Global Energy Partners, the energy and infrastructure investor, that detailed the transfer of ownership of the Atacama solar facility in Chile, to EIG Global Energy […]

Solar in LATAM: Exploring huge multi-gigawatt potential for solar business in Brazil – Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO at ABSOLAR, Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

During Intersolar South America 2016 in Sao Paolo, Brazil we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia about the huge multi-gigawatt potential for solar business in the country. Rodrigo is Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) at the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR – Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica), the […]

Solar+Storage in Puerto Rico: Sonnedix Launches On-Demand Solar Energy – Advanced Energy Storage Pilot Project

Salinas, Puerto Rico – Sonnedix Solar Puerto Rico LLC (Sonnedix), a subsidiary of the Sonnedix Group, is pleased to announce the commissioning of its first grid-scale, base-load shifting, energy storage project.  The project consists of a 1.25MWh Aquion Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) Battery array and is powered by a separate 250 kWp solar PV array.  It […]

Key to success on the emerging solar markets – Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables

During Intersolar Europe 2016 we spoke to Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables, one of the most active networkers at Solar Business Club. Alexis Issaharoff together with His Royal Highness Tunku Naquiyuddin He has been working in renewable energy for the last 10 years as VP for the Nasdaq […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil registers 9.2 GW of solar projects for July auction

Brazil’s state-owned energy research firm EPE said Tuesday that 9,210 MW of solar projects have registered for the first reserve energy auction of the year, scheduled for July 29. Overall, 428 projects of renewable energy sources totalling 10,195 MW will compete in the auction. More details are available in the table. Source Projects registered Capacity Solar 295 9,210 MW Small […]

Solar in LATAM: Brazil solar energy drive stalled by high costs, strict rules

A government plan to spur the construction of solar energy farms in Brazil is faltering because of high costs, strict rules requiring local components and low-priced competition from Chinese suppliers, say regulators and power sector executives. Developers had been excited about solar power’s potential in a continent-sized country with 200 million consumers and plentiful sunlight. But many […]

More than 35 GW of wind, solar register for Brazil’s December 16 auction

Brazil’s state-owned energy research firm EPE said Monday that 35,147 MW of wind and solar projects have registered for the second reserve energy auction, scheduled for December 16, 2016. Overall, 1,260 renewable energy projects will compete for contracts. More details are available in the table. Technology Number Capacity Wind 841 21,760 MW Solar 419 13,388 MW […]

Array Technologies and BayWa r.e. Join Forces to Implement Solar Pipeline Exceeding 1 Gigawatt

Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global leader in tracking systems, and world class renewable energy company, BayWa r.e., have entered into a master supply agreement to drive execution on over one gigawatt of solar trackers for delivery to projects in the United States and Mexico. The agreement was signed between the parties during Green Power […]

The Leader’s Perspective: Busy with Over 350 MW of Projects in Brazil – Exclusive Interview with Thomas Kraus, Managing Director at Enerray do Brasil

During Intersolar South America 2016, held recently in Sao Paolo, Brazil we had an opportunity to speak to Thomas Kraus, Managing Director at Enerray do Brasil. It was a fascinating talk, as on one hand, Thomas who spent last 30 years in the country, gave us great insights about making business in Brazil; and on the other hand, […]

Enel starts construction of Latin America’s largest 292 MW solar PV plant in Brazil

Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda., has started construction of the 292 MW Nova Olinda  solar power plant in Brazil which, once completed, will be the largest in Latin America. The construction of this new facility builds upon EGPB’s leading renewable energy presence in Brazil, where the company already runs […]

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, […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): Chile auction set to deliver world’s lowest cost solar farm

Analyst firm says last week’s national energy auction saw $29.1/MWh bid from solar project, undercutting previous record set by Dubai solar plant. The world’s cheapest unsubsidised power plant is set to be built in Chile in the form of a 120MW solar farm, following the country’s energy auction last week. Leading analyst firm Bloomberg New […]

GTM Research: Latin America on pace to install 2.2 GW of PV in 2016, grow 55% year-over-year

On June 3rd, 2016, GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) released the latest edition of the Latin America PV Playbook which tracks solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, policies and market developments across South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. According to the report, the region is on pace to install 2.2 gigawatts of PV in 2016, up 55 percent […]