ACCIONA announced it has begun construction on the Malgarida I and II photovoltaic complex in Chile with a combined capacity of 238MWp, which will be ACCIONA’s seventh renewable energy facility in the country.
According to a new research by Oslo-based consultancy Rystad Energy, Latin America is emerging as a green powerhouse, with some of the strongest renewable capacity growth expected globally in the coming years. With auctions already adopted throughout Latin America, Rystad Energy expects the region’s 49 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity will skyrocket to 123 GW by 2025, with the biggest increases coming from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.
Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced that the Cerro Dominador solar thermal project, owned by EIG Global Energy Partners and built by Abengoa and ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert in Chile, has just achieved one of the key milestones of its development before its entry into operation: the raising and installation of its solar receiver at 220 meters high, which was placed in the highest part of the central tower of the complex, which is surrounded by 10,600 heliostats.
Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications group Elecnor, S.A. announced it has been awarded the turnkey construction of a 120 MW solar PV plant for the Dominican Republic’s largest power generation company, Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina).