Opinion & analysis

Mexico plans one of Latin America’s largest PV projects

The Mexican authorities are overseeing the development of a $2 billion PV project as part of a modernization plan involving the country’s state-owned utility, CFE. July 19, 2021 Jorge Zarco From pv magazine Global The Mexican government said it plans to develop what it claims will be Latin America’s largest PV plant. The array will …

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Puerto Rico awaits first procurements to add 3.75 GW solar, 1.5 GW storage

Puerto Rico regulators ordered the utility PREPA to procure solar and storage, although the utility’s board chairman says the island’s grid can support only a fraction of the mandated amount. January 18, 2021 William Driscoll The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau ordered the utility PREPA to issue six procurements in the next 30 months, totaling 3.75 …

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Swinerton was the lead solar EPC contractor in the US last year

IHS Markit: At 10% market share, Swinerton Renewable Energy maintained its position as the preferred EPC contractor in the U.S. First Solar and Cypress Creek intend on exiting the EPC segment, creating opportunities for established local EPCs and the emerging group of international firms eyeing the growing U.S. utility-scale market. October 17, 2020 Josefin Berg, …

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Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

By: Roy Torbert, principal, Rocky Mountain Institute and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, director, Resilient Power Puerto Rico Roy Tobert, Rocky Mountain Institute Two years have passed since the worst natural disaster ever to hit the Caribbean devastated Puerto Rico. Thousands of lives were lost due to the lack of basic health services in the immediate aftermath, …

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