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Lithium boom puts spotlight on Chile

Lithium boom puts spotlight on Chile

CHILE: As growing interest in electric cars and energy-storage drives up global demand for lithium, companies with concessions to exploit Chile's vast resources could find themselves in an enviable position if the government loosens restrictions.

Wind boom must overcome land disputes and bottlenecks

Wind boom must overcome land disputes and bottlenecks

CHILE: Wind projects won around 40% of the 12.34TWh annually on offer in Chile's big power auction in August, representing a third of demand from regulated clients from 2021.

Argentina's troubled turbine maker climbs back from the brink

Argentina's troubled turbine maker climbs back from the brink

ARGENTINA: Late payments from clients abroad and frosty relations with the political elite at home made life hard for Impsa. But with a restructuring deal and a new president, things are looking up.

Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects

Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects

BRAZIL: After installing around 9.5GW in the past five years, Brazil's wind market is moving in a new direction.


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Special Report: Latin America

Latin America pipeline to 2025

Special Reports

Latin America - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a special report looking at the growth of wind power in Latin America and the challenges that need to be overcome if this is to continue.

Global Developer Guide 2012 - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines over 400GW of future wind energy projects across the globe in its latest special report.

Onshore Operations and Maintenance - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a report examining how a good O&M strategy can keep onshore turbines running and cutting the cost of energy.

Market Status Reports

Brazil - Project and production activity set to spiral

BRAZIL: Brazil added more than 40% of new capacity in 2011 and investors have the appetite for more in 2012.

Latin America - Legislative delays stall nascent markets

LATIN AMERICA, EXCLUDING BRAZIL: Wind activity outside of Brazil is poised to grow. Mexico should see installed capacity increase this year, but elsewhere, legislative issues are holding up projects.