Intelligence Series - Electric Power

Can Latin American solar power have its day in the sun?

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Intelligence Series Electric Power

Despite political, economic and regulatory challenges, solar energy is on the cusp of a boom in Latin America – driven by some of the world's highest irradiation levels and ongoing technological advances that are driving down costs.

Figure - Gross adttion of new renewable generation capacity: 2018-2040 (%)

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for (and against) solar expansion
  • Chile and Brazil: Consolidation and expansion
  • Difficulties in Argentina and Mexico
  • Promising markets : Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
  • Conclusion

Companies and projects related to this report

  • Trina Solar Colombia S.A.S.
  • Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)
  • Enel Green Power S.p.A.
  • Empresa de Desarrollo de Energías Renovables Alen Walung S.A.
  • International Energy Agency
  • Sempra Energy
  • Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR)
  • DeAcero S.A. de C.V.
  • IEnova Pipelines, S. de R.L. de C.V. (antes Gasoductos de Chihuahua, S. de R.L. de C.V.)
  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad
  • Engie S.A.
  • IEnova Gasoductos Holding, S. de R. L. de C. V.
  • Enel S.p.A.
  • Colbún S.A.
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Trina Solar, Ltd.El Aromo photovoltaic project
  • Hanaqpampa solar plant
  • La Loma solar park
  • Diego de Almagro Solar expansion
  • Ituango hydro
  • El Paso photovoltaic plant
  • Sol de Tarapacá solar PV park
  • Campos del Sol Sur solar plant
  • Rubí solar plant
  • Intipampa PV solar plant
  • San Felipe


Raúl Ferro

Michael Place

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