Latin America is among the few regions in the world where conditions come as close to perfect as possible for the development of renewable energy sources. The region’s abundant natural resources are coupled with an enabling political climate resulting in a booming solar industry. To keep up-to-date on the newly established projects, Solarplaza presents the list of Top 30 Latin American operational plants. This overview comes as a precursor to our LatAm-focused event Unlocking Solar Capital LATAM. The conference is set to take place on 15-16th of June in Miami, an important financial hub for the Latin American region.
Operational experience gained in Chile could be valuable in Northeast Brazil as the Brazilian market takes off, comments the Brazilian PV Association.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the transfer of knowledge and skills to help Chile develop a green energy economy.
Using asset management platforms to gain a portfolio-wide view of operations can improve operational staff efficiency by up to 20%.
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Chilean PV plant operators are slowly increasing the sophistication of maintenance procedures to cope with the market’s unique challenges.
The Latin American region is seen by many as a 'natural market' for solar PV. Until now however, the real boom still has to come. Chile so far leads the way with an installed solar capacity of roughly 1.5GW (source). Thich is very small compared to a market like the US (roughly 20GWs intalled), but enough to start learning lessons on how to deal with operational PV assets.
Solar developers are looking into a new asset management model to unlock the potential for smaller plants in Latin America’s top market.
Solar Asset Management Latam (Santiago de Chile, 28-29 September 2016) will take place for the first time coming September. Project Manager Stefano Cruccu elaborates on the potential of optimized solar asset management for the Chilean solar market and Latin American region.
A record-breaking El Niño weather phenomenon could force Latin American countries to diversify away from hydro and towards PV.
Chile’s main PV association wants the government to foster distributed generation like it has done for grid-scale projects.