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Chile advances South America's biggest wind farm

Chile advances South America's biggest wind farm

Chilean energy company Colbun has applied for an environmental licence to build the largest wind project in Latin America.

Americas installations up 12% in 2019

Americas installations up 12% in 2019

Combined installations in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean increased 12% year on year to 13.4GW in 2019, according to new figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council.

How to launch Brazil’s offshore wind sector

How to launch Brazil’s offshore wind sector

Brazil needs to tighten its permitting and regulatory structures and ensure its ports, grid and vessels are sufficient to facilitate project development if the country is to launch its offshore wind sector, according to a government roadmap.

Enercon to enter Chile with 'earthquake-proof towers'

Enercon to enter Chile with 'earthquake-proof towers'

Enercon is adapting its turbine towers to resist earthquakes in the Chilean desert as it prepares to make its market entry in the South American country by supplying a 607MW wind farm.

Mainstream finances 571MW wind and solar PV in Chile

Mainstream finances 571MW wind and solar PV in Chile

Mainstream Renewable Power has reached financial close on the 571MW first phase of a 1.3GW wind and solar PV cluster in Chile, three years after it secured the necessary power deals at auction.

Engie secures loan for 360MW Brazilian complex

Engie secures loan for 360MW Brazilian complex

Brazil's national development bank (BNDES) has approved BRL 1.26 billion ($370 million) in financing for Engie's 360MW Umburanas wind power complex -- the bank's first large-scale loan for the technology under climate change-denying president Jair Bolsonaro.