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Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns

Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns

CHILE: Chile's banks have pioneered renewable-energy project finance, but project curtailment is threatening profits. Finance was a major barrier to early wind development when legislation was introduced in 2008 requiring 5% renewable electricity sold on Chile's two largest grids from 2010.

Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance

Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance

BRAZIL: Wind-turbine manufacturers in the thriving Brazilian market are working hard to comply with the country's changing local content rules.

Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay

Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay

CHILE/URUGUAY: South America is a hot market for wind power, but after some years of rapid growth, installations in both Uruguay and Chile are set to slow beyond 2016.

Brazil prepares for servicing boom

Brazil prepares for servicing boom

BRAZIL: With the decade-old wind industry still expanding in Brazil, the operations and maintenance business is expected to grow from $157 million to $500 million in the next five years


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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.

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