License for 9 MW Solar Plant in Panama
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The company Solar Coclé Venture has been awarded a licence for a period of 40 years to build and operate a photovoltaic plant in the district of Penonomé in the province of Cocle.
From the order given by the National Authority of Public...
El Salvador: Credit for Renewable Energy Projects
Monday, October 6, 2014
An announcement has been made that starting November the Salvadoran Development Bank will have $30 million available for loans to provide clean energy projects developed by SMEs.
All productive sectors can access these loans as long as...
Subsidy for Solar Energy in Honduras
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Photovoltaic projects will have a special incentive of three cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is on top of the 10% established by the Law on the Promotion of Electricity Generation using Renewable Resources.
Elheraldo.hn reports that "... The diversification of...
Electricity Market Growing in Guatemala
Monday, September 22, 2014
With the recently awarded contracts and tenders in process, it is estimated that by 2017 the energy matrix will grow by 52%, with hydropower accounting for 41.3%.
Prensalibre.com reports that "...With the contracts...
International Symposium on Energy
Friday, September 19, 2014
On october 15th and 16th companies from the sector will gather together in Panama City in order to discuss issues such as energy efficiency, technology and the use of renewable energy in the region.
From a statement issued by the Union of Industrialists...
Oppsition to the Moratorium on Energy From Waste
Thursday, September 18, 2014
In Costa Rica the Association of Mayors has submitted a complaint against the prohibition of generating energy from solid waste, and requested the lifting of the moratorium.
Despite the fact that on July 21 an agreement was made...
Tumarín to Sell its Energy at $115 MWh
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The rate for the Hydro station announced by the Brazilian ambassador to Nicaragua, will be in line with the prices of other renewable energy projects, according to entrepreneurs.
Although the government insists on not revealing the...
Mexico Wants to Export Electricity to Central America
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As part of the problems related to the regional market's lack of regulation, Guatemala does not enable the flow of Mexican energy through its territory towards the south of the isthmus.
Electricity imported from Mexico has a lower...
El Salvador: Obstacles to Geothermal Energy
Friday, August 29, 2014
Employers claim that the country has the potential to exploit this energy, but the processes for obtaining environmental permits is being held up, in some cases by up to three years.
At the moment, geothermal energy makes up 25% of the...
Panama: Date Set Thermal Energy Tender
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica will be holding a tender for the supply of 200 MW of thermal energy on September 11.
The contract includes two lines: the first,...