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ENGIE signs two corporate renewable PPAs in Latin America

French global energy and services group ENGIE signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in Mexico to supply renewable energy to steel producer, Gerdau and  a 16-year power purchase agreement with Santiago de Chile airport operator, Nuevo Pudahuel, to supply 100% certified renewable energy, under which ENGIE will supply the airport with 105 GWh per year of green electricity to meet all its power needs.

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Spain’s ACCIONA Energía to build two solar PV plants totalling 126 MWp in Chile

Spanish renewable energy company ACCIONA Energía announced on April 24 the installation of two new photovoltaic plants in the regions of Atacama and Antofagasta, and two wind farms in La Araucanía, with a total capacity of around 400 MW.

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EDF begins full O&M services for Chile’s second largest solar park

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) announced on December 12 that it has begun full operations and maintenance services for Chile’s second largest solar park – the 146 megawatt peak (MWp) Bolero Solar PV plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta which has the highest level of irradiation in the world.

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SunEdison secures $160 million and Starts Construction of a 110 MW Solar Energy Plant in Chile

SunEdison, Inc., the world’s largest renewable energy development company, announced yesterday that it has secured financing and started construction on the 110-megawatt (MW) DC Quilapilun solar power plant in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. Once completed, the power plant will be SunEdison’s first solar project in Santiago and is expected to be its largest solar project in Latin America.

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Solar Energy Research Center Officially Opened in Santiago de Chile

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is investing in a new solar research center in South America. The aim of the new Fraunhofer Center for Solar Energy Technologies, founded by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation and located in Santiago de Chile, is to better exploit the solar energy potential in the sun-rich country, thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. With particular emphasis on regional implementation, the focus shall be on the further development of solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies and applications with partners from research and industry.

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