LATIN AMERICA AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR OUR FUTURE
America and the World
We have focused very strongly in line with our Mission and Vision as an Educational and Informative Platform as a means of dissemination to prepare and motivate Latin America for the change that has been taking place in the areas of Intelligent Networks, Renewable Energy and associated technology.
AMRtechnologies Inc.® is an Distributor/exporters of alternative energy company, We have design capabilities, completely dedicated to solar and electrical energy system, component sales, installation, and services, all thru United States & Central America.
Solar Systems: Solar energy encompasses a variety of functional applications:
- Stand-alone Off-Grid systems.
- Grid tied systems.
- Grid-tie systems with battery back-up.
- Solar Off-Grid water heaters systems.
- Solar Off-Grid Air Conditioner systems.
- Solar Wind Turbine system.
- Solar Off-Grid Telecommunications systems.
- Solar industrial crop drying, up to 30% more efficient than traditional drying methods.
- Electrical Distribution systems.
What’s the Future of Solar Development in Latin America?
2020 will set records for solar demand in Latin America, led by growth in Brazil, Mexico and Chile.
Despite coronavirus-related setbacks, 2020 will be one of the biggest years for solar demand in Latin America. The period 2020-2025 will see utility-scale solar grow in many countries in the region, led by Mexico, Brazil and Chile, with distributed solar expanding most rapidly in Brazil.
But despite falling system costs, growth in the region will be fairly constrained, particularly in Mexico, where bottlenecks are slowing the pace of renewable energy development. Developers in the region will also face increased competitiveness in the market due to lower system costs and reduced power prices.
THE LARGEST SOLAR POWER PLANT IN CENTRAL AMERICA
The Horus Energy PV plant, the largest photovoltaic plant in Central America and the Caribbean, has launched its second phase with the aim of reaching a total output of 88 MW. A total of 160 million dollars have been invested in the PV plant, which is located in Chiquimulilla in Guatemala’s south-western department of Santa Rosa. This innovative facility boasts 300,000 solar panels covering 275 hectares.
Horus Energy is an innovative renewable energy project located in Chiquimulilla, in the southeastern region of Guatemala. It will produce about 115 GWh of clean energy per year and is a reference for the country which in the frame of the Generation System Expansion Plan 2012-2026 aims to achieve 78% of demand be met through by renewable sources.
The Largest Solar Park in Costa Rica Is Being Built in San Carlos
Agua Fria solar power in Honduras
Situated in the municipality of Nacaome in the Valle Department of Honduras, the Agua Fria plant is located in a very favourable region with high sun exposure. Agua Fria is the first solar power plant constructed by Scatec Solar in Latin America.
To date, electricity generated from fossil fuels has been the only option for companies in Central America. Like the neighbouring countries, Honduras is heavily dependent on diesel power but aims to make renewable energy sources predominant in the energy mix. For the first time, it is now possible to buy electricity from renewable energy sources in Central America
The Agua Fria PV plant started electricity production in the summer of 2015. The 60 MW solar plant was built in partnership with a local project developer, PEMSA, with the support from Norfund and KLP. In all Scatec Solar’s construction projects Scatec employs local skilled and unskilled labour, provides workers with certification of technical skills as well as experience in construction and industry operations. A 20-year power purchase agreement has been signed with the National Electricity Company (ENEE). Honduras is part of the Central American Electrical Interconnected System (SIEPAC) and is connected to El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico by 269 km of transmission lines
Solar + storage inaugurated in El Salvador
The solar PV plus storage facility, Capella Solar, has been officially opened providing electricity and power reserve to El Salvador’s grid.
The Capella Solar operation located in the Usulután department in El Salvador’s southeast – about 100km to the southeast of the capital San Salvador – is noteworthy for several reasons. The 140MW solar PV operation comprised of the Albireo 1 and Albireo 2 plants is the country’s largest. With 20-year power purchase agreements with the local distributors AES, Delsur, Edesal and B&D concluded in 2017 at an average price of $49.55/MWh, the facility supplies the cheapest energy into the Salvadorian market.
And the 3.2MW/2.2MWh lithium-ion Albireo Power Reserve battery storage, which provides frequency regulation support to the grid, is the largest system of its type to date in Central America.
The Albireo solar park is part of the $1.3 billion in investment in renewable energy that has been completed in the past 16 months and is a clear example of the confidence of national and international companies to invest in our El Salvador.
“This type of project generates employment, development and social well being for Salvadorian families.”
The facility was developed by the French renewable power producer Neoen at a cost of more than $133 million with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank and the Dutch and French Development Banks (FMO, PROPARCO).
The project, Neoen’s second in El Salvador, consolidates the company’s presence as a long term investor in the Central American country, according to a statement.
The Capella Solar project shows how competitive solar energy can be integrated with storage for the benefit of industry and consumers. Committed to continue investing for the development of El Salvador.
Capella Solar provides approximately 4% of the supply to El Salvador’s wholesale market. Together with the 101MW Providencia Solar project in La Paz department in the south of El Salvador which started operations in 2017, Neoen supplies 7% of the energy to the market.
AES completes first phase of 100 MW solar park in El Salvador
The 10 MW El Carmen solar plant built by AES El Salvador.
The $160 million Bosforo project is being backed by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Guatemalan agroindustrial group CMI and AES El Salvador – the Salvadoran unit of U.S. power distributor AES Corporation – have announced the completion of the first, 30 MW phase of the 100 MW Bosforo solar project, coinciding with the start of commercial operations at the El Carmen solar plant. The first phase of the project – Bosphorus I – has been carried out thanks to an investment of $48 million and the installation of approximately 132,000 polycrystalline modules, AES said in a press release.
The 10 MW El Carmen plant joins the Pasaquina and La Union projects of the same size, inaugurated in May and July, respectively.
During the second phase of the project, three more 10 MW plants will be built – two in the western part of the country and one in the department of Usulután. In Bosphorus III – the final stage of the project – three more plants, totaling 40 MW, will be built in the central zone of El Salvador.
Part of the financing comes from the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The project consists of 10 solar power plants with a capacity of 10 MW each, to be located in low income rural areas where many residents depend on remittances from abroad and illiteracy is common, AES said in its initial announcement.
Finnfund – the Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd, a finance company that provides long-term venture capital for private projects in developing countries – announced a $15 million loan for the project in January.
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