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Seizing Solar Power

Seizing Solar Power

Across Latin America the impact of poverty and climate change is bringing greater stress to rural communities. In arid northern Argentina, people have only one source of fuel – wood. It is often scrawny bushes that are increasingly hard to find. But the region also has a huge untapped resource – solar radiation – and

sunedison in brazil

SunEdison Announces Expansion Plans In Brazil

SunEdison and Brazil-based Renova Energia have come together for a joint venture to build, own, and operate 1 gigawatt (GW) capacity of utility-scale PV, which will supply power to the Brazilian regulated electricity market. Both the companies will share a 50–50 stake in the JV. The venture will come up with four utility-scale solar power plants in Bahia State (Brazil) by 2017.

Yingli powers Bolivia’s first solar power plant

Yingli Green Energy subsidiary Yingli Spain has supplied more than 5 MW of solar panels for Bolivia’s first solar power plant. Isotron, a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Isastur and a global PV project developer and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider, installed more than 17,000 solar panels for the plant — Bolvia’s largest

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