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Wind power in Ecuador: Villonaco II and III will be concessioned for 25 years

The Villonaco I wind farm had wind turbines from the Chinese wind energy Goldwind. The launch of this tender, of the El Aromo (Manabí province) Villonaco II and III (Loja province) electrical projects, was held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Auditorium of the Government Financial Platform. Enith Carrión, national coordinator of Renewable Energy … Continue reading Wind power in Ecuador: Villonaco II and III will be concessioned for 25 years

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Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

The Government will deliver concession contracts to private companies to build the photovoltaic plant in El Aromo and stages II and III of Villonaco.Ecuador calls private investors for the construction of electrical projects with non-conventional renewable energy such as solar and wind energy (obtained from the wind). On July 30, 2019, the promotion stage of … Continue reading Ecuador tendered wind power and photovoltaic solar energy

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Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

On the 30th of this month, Celec EP will tender for at least five renewable energy projects: hydroelectric, wind energy and photovoltaic solar. The process seeks the participation of private companies under a BOP model, which means that the private company invests, builds, operates the project for a certain number of years and finally returns … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy projects in Ecuador are tendered on July 30

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Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

World’s top utilities hand over project keys, chart path for Ecuador’s famously biodiverse archipelago to meet 70 percent of fast-rising energy needs with renewables.     A global renewable energy project on the Galapagos Islands — one of Earth’s most fragile and important ecological treasures — has helped avoid many tanker loads worth of risky … Continue reading Wind turbines on Galapagos meet 30 percent of energy needs

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Solar energy, wind power world’s first “green” airport

The world’s first sustainable airport running on sun and wind power opens on Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.   Eighty percent of the airport’s infrastructure is made of recycled material and it has its own desalination plant that supplies fresh water to the terminal. Airport manager Jorge Rocillo says the new building will help mitigate the impact … Continue reading Solar energy, wind power world’s first “green” airport

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Wind energy and solar power provides electricity to Galápagos

Korea has helped Ecuador build a renewable energy source on the Galápagos Islands, a fruitful result of the two nations’ bilateral cooperation. After four years of construction, a 1.5-megawatt solar energy power plant has now been completed in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The construction of a solar energy … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power provides electricity to Galápagos

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Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in the Amazon

Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest. President Rafael Correa said rich nations had failed to back the initiative, leaving Ecuador with no choice but go ahead with drilling. The park is one … Continue reading Ecuador approves Yasuni park oil drilling in the Amazon

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SunWize to develop two solar photovoltaic projects in Ecuador

SunWize Technologies, Inc. is working with three other organizations as members of a North American Consortium to develop two major solar photovoltaic projects in the Republic of Ecuador. These projects will help Ecuador diversify its renewable energy resources and promote energy efficiency among its people. In addition to SunWize, the consortium includes Solexica Energy Corporation, … Continue reading SunWize to develop two solar photovoltaic projects in Ecuador

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First Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Ecuador

Ecuador´s first photovoltaic plant is already in operation with 4,160 solar panels, informed officials of the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. Under the name of Paragachi and located in the province of Imbabura, the work covers about 3.5 hectars, one of the zones with highest solar radiation in the country. The minister of that … Continue reading First Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Ecuador

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Ecuador Approves 58MW of Solar Photovoltaic Projects

Atlantic Wind & Solar, with affiliate and co-developer Atlantic Energy Ecuador, has received notice from the National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC), confirming  that two initial photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Province of Esmeraldas are to proceed under Ecuador’s feed-in tariff program. The $150 million (USD) plants, representing two phases, will be built in the … Continue reading Ecuador Approves 58MW of Solar Photovoltaic Projects

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Canadian consortium signs PPA for 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Ecuador

A Canadian consortium of renewable energy developers including Solexica Energy Corporation (“Solexica”), JCM Capital (“JCM”) and Radical Energy Inc. (“Radical”) has signed a 20-year concession agreement with CONELEC for the purchase of electricity generated by the combined 62.5MWp PV (50 MWac) power plants located in the Republic of Ecuador. The plants are being developed as … Continue reading Canadian consortium signs PPA for 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Ecuador

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Isofoton to Develop 50 MW Solar Power Plant in Ecuador

Isofoton, a leader in solar technology, and the National Electricity Council of Ecuador (CONELEC) have signed an agreement that enables the construction of a 50MW photovoltaic plant in Ecuador, the first and only one to date to obtain planning permission in the current system of premiums on the feed-in tariff in the country. The plant … Continue reading Isofoton to Develop 50 MW Solar Power Plant in Ecuador

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