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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.

Colombia awards 1.3GW in rescheduled tender

Colombia awards 1.3GW in rescheduled tender

Colombia's ministry of mines and energy (MME) has awarded power contracts for 1.3GW of wind and solar PV projects with a weighted average price of COP 95,600/MWh ($28.09/MWh) in its rescheduled renewables tender.

GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

GE Renewable Energy has received the first order for its Cypress turbines in Brazil, winning a deal to supply EDF Renewables with 25 5.3MW units.

Statkraft enters Chile wind with triple acquisition

Statkraft enters Chile wind with triple acquisition

Norway's Statkraft plans to invest $180 million building three wind farms in central Chile.

Dutch investor enters South America

Dutch investor enters South America

Dutch infrastructure investment fund manager DIF Capital Partners has agreed to buy a 51.7MW wind farm in Uruguay from German manufacturer Enercon and compatriot developer Eab New Energy.

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