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7 December 2012

juwi completes Costa Rica wind farm

German cleantech developer juwi has completed installation of a 15.3MW wind farm in Costa Rica.

6 December 2012

Brazil safeguards local business as renewables market grows

Brazil’s development bank the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social is set to increase local content requirements for wind turbine producers based in the country.

6 December 2012

Pacific Hydro gets inaugural wind permit in Chile

Australian renewable energy firm Pacific Hydro has reportedly secured the first environmental permit in Chile enabling the development of a $250m wind farm.

4 December 2012

Enel commences build of €166m Brazilian wind farms

Italy’s Enel Green Power has commenced construction of three Brazilian wind farms, representing an investment of around €166m.

4 December 2012

Yingli modules power Puerto Rican PV plant

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has announced that it supplied 24MW of panels to a project in Puerto Rico.

3 December 2012

Sweden tops energy sustainability indexp

Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada are the three countries closest to achieving sustainable energy systems, a new analysis shows, which also warns most countries are struggling to achieve a workable balance.

28 November 2012

Altos Copco wins Columbian hydro deal

Sweden industrial group Atlas Copco has won a $10m contract to supply equipment for the second phase of Columbia’s largest hydroelectric project.

28 November 2012

FuturaGene collaborates on biomass with Brazilian Agriculture Ministry

Israel-based biomass company FuturaGene has signed a co-operative framework agreement with the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture.

26 November 2012

Brazilian government feels pressure from investors

The Brazilian government could face legal and other action from foreign investors, in protest over intervention within the country’s electricity industry, which they say is in risk of losing a much-needed infrastructure investment.

23 November 2012

Enel wins bid to build 102MW Mexican wind farm

Italy’s Enel Green Power has won a public tender to develop a 102MW wind farm in Mexico.

21 November 2012

Whitefox Technologies secures Latin American bioethanol contract

UK-based Whitefox Technologies, alongside its partner Green, has secured a bioethanol contract with the Guyanan Government.

20 November 2012

Enel to buy Chilean Vestas wind farm for $165m

Italy’s Enel Green Power has agreed to purchase a 90MW wind farm in Chile from Vestas for $165m.

19 November 2012

Andes Mainstream submits construction request for 104MW Chilean PV plant

The joint venture business set up by Andes Energy and Mainstream Renewable Power, Andes Mainstream, has submitted an impact declaration for the construction of a 104MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Chile, Latin America.

15 November 2012

Green stakeholder exits Latin America but insists opportunities still aboundp

Despite taking a step back from the renewable energy sector, Hugh Simon, Latin American expert, former foreign service office for the US Department of State and owner of investment sourcing company Simon International, insisted to NewNet that there are still opportunities to be found in the region.

15 November 2012

Edenique, Usina Vale commence build on Brazilian biofuel plant

US bio-technology company Edenique has commenced construction of a demonstration biofuel plant with Brazilian partner Usina Vale.

15 November 2012

Solazyme, Bunge to expand biofuel output

US bioenergy specialist Solazyme has signed an expansion framework agreement with Bunge Global Innovation to increase biofuel production.

14 November 2012

Ambient, ELO partner for South America smart grid expansion

Energy efficiency companies US-based Ambient Corporation and Brazil’s ELO Sistemas Eltronicos Partners have teamed to bring smart grid communications technology to South America.

13 November 2012

Ormat buys Honduran geothermal project

A subsidiary of US-based Ormat Technologies has acquired a late-stage geothermal project in Honduras from Geotermica Platanares, for an undisclosed price.

12 November 2012

Conduit Capital Partners invests in Peruvian solar

Energy-focused private equity firm Conduit Capital Partners has invested in the Tacna and Panamericana solar projects in southern Peru which total 40MW of generation.

6 November 2012

Carmanah wins solar lighting deal for Mexico City superhighway

Canadian cleantech company Carmanah Technologies has won a $400,000 contract to provide solar lighting for a superhighway project in Mexico City.

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