Posts tagged: Latin America

China Will Take Gold In The 2014 ‘Solar Power Olympics’

By: Rob Wile China is projected to install 12,000 megawatts of solar power in 2014, giving it the “gold medal” in the figurative 2014 Solar Olympics, according to GTM Research. That amount will be greater than what the United States has installed in all of its solar history. Japan will take “silver” in 2014 with […]

Peru’s poorest residents to receive free solar power

Lima – A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation’s poorest people with free electricity. On June 8, Peru initiated the The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program, which aims to install over 1,600 solar panels in the province of Contumaza. This will provide 126 poor communities with electricity, […]

Latin America’s Largest Solar Energy Plant In The Works

A new 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant is currently being constructed in Mexico — in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Once completed, the plant will be Latin America’s largest photovoltaic solar power plant, providing enough electricity to power an estimated 160,000 households. The plant is being built by Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer […]

Argentina Prepping for Solar Energy Surge With Incentives, Domestic Credit

LONDON — Argentina, which along with Venezuela has the least renewable energy in Latin America, is set to expand solar capacity as much as 35-fold as the government plans its first incentives for individual projects. International developers are planning plants in Argentina’s western regions, which get about twice the solar radiation of the largest solar […]

Two solar power plants to relieve mining sector’s power needs in Chile

As subsidies for renewable energy are falling in the depressed European economies, which represent the world’s largest market for solar technology, manufacturers have started looking to new markets. One example is First Solar, a major developer of solar power plants in North America, which announced Friday it will start expanding to Latin America, being Chile […]