Argentina promotes small renewable energy projects!
Release Date: 2023-01-16 Visit: 139 Source: TIDE SOLAR INC.

Due to the economic crisis and inadequate infrastructure hindering large-scale projects, Argentina is looking for alternative ways to achieve a more sustainable energy mix, including small renewable energy projects driven by environmentally conscious industries, businesses, and private users.

Part 1


An aerial view of the 5000 square meter roof of an exhibition hall in La Rural, the busiest exhibition center in Buenos Aires, is covered with solar modules. This is the largest private solar power plant in the Argentine capital, with an investment amount of nearly $1 million.
These measures are aimed at satisfying their own consumption, sometimes adding so-called distributed power generation. In this case, users with surplus electricity can inject electricity into the national grid and obtain a tariff credit.
According to the latest official data, the number of distributed power generation projects in Argentina has just exceeded 1000.
Meanwhile, this month, the largest private solar power plant in Buenos Aires was inaugurated, a project proposed by the Argentine Rural Association (SRA), a chamber of commerce for traditional agricultural producers.
The power station is installed in the exhibition center owned by SRA, the capital of this South American country. The project has an investment of nearly US $1 million and meets some of the electricity needs of the exhibition center through more than 1000 battery modules.

Part 2


"Mark Babcock, interim CEO, said, 'We are pleased to expand our relationship with SunPower, and the renewed supply agreement will continue to exclusively supply our industry leading Maxeon 6 components to the consumer markets in the United States and Canada through a very sophisticated SunPower channel.'"
"The high retail electricity prices that appeared in 2022 seem to continue until 2023, creating an environment where more and more consumers are aware of the benefits of high-quality rooftop solar energy."
In the third quarter of 2022, SunPower set a new record for customer growth. After that, SunPower announced discussions with other component suppliers and Maxeon to drive the company's expansion and meet growing market demand.
"This supply agreement strengthens our long-term relationship with Maxeon and further ensures the supply of high-quality components to our expanding customer base," said Peter Faric, CEO of SunPower

Part 3


Photovoltaic modules in a private community in Pilar, about 50 kilometers from Buenos Aires. Solar modules have become part of the landscape in the suburbs of the Argentine capital.
"At this stage, we used 5000 square meters of roofs, and placed 1136 photovoltaic modules on these roofs, with a total power of 619kW. This is equivalent to the average electricity consumption of 210 households, and for us, this is equivalent to 30% to 40% of our electricity consumption."
Utorak is a company dedicated to providing renewable energy to households and companies. The founder of the company, Andr é s Badino, confirmed that the consulting volume and demand in this industry are increasing.
"Due to the improvement of environmental awareness, as well as the electricity bills that can be saved by residential users, educational institutions, and medical centers, people's interest has been growing."“
"Although Argentina is one of the countries with the highest reserves in the world, it does not have an industry that produces components, inverters, or batteries. Nevertheless, we believe that global prices will fall and drive demand growth."

Part 4


Last year, Germany's solar photovoltaic system generated approximately 58 TWh of electricity, of which 53 TWh was imported into the public grid, and the remaining 5 TWh was used for self use.
In addition, in April August and October, solar power stations generated more electricity than coal-fired power stations; From March to September, solar power stations generate more electricity than gas power stations.
Overall, in 2022, renewable energy generated nearly 244TWh of electricity, an increase of 7.4% compared to 2021. Among them, wind power generated the highest amount, and solar energy ranked third after lignite.
Germany plans to continue to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy. In order to enable Germany to achieve its goals, the European Commission last month approved changes to its 28 billion euro (29.8 billion US dollars) renewable energy plan.