25 April 2018


Facts & Figures: Latin America & Caribbean

Author: Marco Dorothal, Solarplaza

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region with abundant sources of renewable energy, especially when it comes to solar energy. It is home to some of the sunniest places on the planet, including the Atacama Desert, which has the highest solar irradiance in the world and potential to generate enough electricity to power all of South America. The region has an immense potential for renewable energy development and has recently been experiencing a significant growth in the amount of installed solar PV capacity. Besides the ever increasing demand for energy, climate change and the rise in frequency of natural disasters have also been key factors influencing the growth in investments in green energy sources. All of these factors have caused investors to flock to the region to become part of its renewable energy revolution. 

This report serves as complementary material to the El Futuro Solar Argentina (8-9 May, Buenos Aires) and Unlocking Solar Capital LAC (28-29 June, Miami) conferences  Solarplaza will be organizing focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides an updated overview of the main facts and figures related to some of the key markets in Latin America, as well as extensive overviews of the following countries and regions: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Central America and the Caribbean. 

Solarplaza is proud to announce the organization of El Futuro Solar Argentina - the best opportunity to gain insights and business connections for successful PV project development in Argentina - and Unlocking Solar Capital LAC - an industry-unique conference focusing on the ways to unlock capital for solar development in Latin America. These events will serve as hubs to connect investors with developers and provide an ideal opportunity to form long-lasting business relationships with industry professionals.

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