30 Jan '13, 2pm

Latin America Report: Mapping the Solar Energy Landscape

Most solar energy production in Latin America is distributors serving the off-grid market, with little grid-connected solar installed. Few pure-play solar companies operate in these regions, which is why they are so attractive to solar project developers. There are still domestic firms in similar industries, though, that could transition over into solar — and "local knowledge has proven more valuable than solar-specific experience when operating in the region," points out GTM solar analyst Andrew Krulewitz . Chile, Mexico, and Brazil have the most potential for near-term growth in the region. Most of this year's 450 MW of grid-connected solar PV in 2013 will be large utility-scale installations in Mexico and Chile. Brazil will see a number of megawatt-scale R&D projects connected, with initial growth in distributed markets as interconnection and net-metering procedures are...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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