Latin America

Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future.

PREPA supercharges solar and storage in new long-term plan

Puerto Rico’s utility has revised its long-term plan to account for the island territory’s new 100% renewable electricity mandate. However, many details look the same – including a lack of interest in utilizing distributed generation to meet reliability needs.

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Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

“Another week, another trade crisis.”

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EDF signs for millions of modules from Canadian Solar

The 1.8 GW supply deal is the largest in Canadian Solar’s history, and includes the company’s new BiHiKu high-efficiency bifacial modules.

Clean energy in Opportunity Zones: An interview with Jon Bonanno

In this interview with pv magazine, New Energy Nexus CXO Jon Bonanno describes the significant opportunity presented by the federal Opportunity Zone program – and the limited window of time to take full advantage of the program.

Enphase can’t keep up with demand

The microinverter maker reported its second consecutive quarter of profit and is sold out into the second half of the year, as it continues to battle tariffs and component shortages.

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Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

Governor Rosselló has signed legislation moving the island to 100% renewable energy, while both the Trump Administration and the island’s utility push for a greater dependence on gas.

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It’s official: Chicago will go 100% renewable

The City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to transition the entire city’s electricity supply to renewable energy by 2035, which makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to set a 100% renewable energy commitment.

PREPA’s long-term plan is in chaos

Puerto Rico regulators have rejected the Integrated Resource Plan filed by the island’s utility; however the plan is also likely out of compliance with the island’s new 100% renewable energy law. In the interim, PREPA is moving to get gas plants online.

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Solar Power Mexico opens new era for Mexican PV

The first Solar Power Mexico exhibition was a success, despite being held just weeks after the Mexican government announced the cancellation of its fourth long-term energy auction for renewables, along with general policy-related uncertainty for clean energy.

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