latin america renewable energy

Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

Clean energy investments soared higher in Latin America in 2012 amid an overall, global contraction. Four Latin American countries registered triple-digit percentage increases, with Brazil leading the way in terms of dollars invested. The data was released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in advance of ACORE’s third Latin America & Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum, which is being held in Miami this week.

El Salvador Looks Beyond Hydropower, Oil in Conducting First Utility-Scale Solar PV Auctions

El Salvador’s non-profit, state-owned power utility is readying the auction of rights to develop the Central American nation’s first utility-scale solar PV projects, one aspect of its national renewable energy strategy. The first solar PV projects are to be co-located and integrated with the transmission infrastructure of the utility’s hydroelectric dams. […]