Solar floating photovoltaic (FPV) energy is gaining relevance around the globe. Recently, plants with a capacity of tens and even hundreds of megawatts have been installed in China, and more are planned in India and Southeast Asia. In 2018, the cumulative installed capacity of floating solar panels was 1,000 MW, from which more than 500 MW were installed in the same year. At … [Read more...] about It’s time for solar to get its feet wet
May 2021 unplugged many firsts for the Jamaican electric vehicle sector! That month, the utility launched its first public electric vehicle charging facility, and a new market entrant commissioned four additional public charging stations. Barbados, in comparison, has turned into the top user of electric vehicles per capita in the Caribbean, with over 430 EVs on the island’s … [Read more...] about Electrifying the Caribbean: Plugging in Electric Vehicles
Electric mobility is a technological revolution that can greatly impact the electricity and transportation sectors of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As battery costs continue to decline and business models for deploying electric mobility evolve, electric charging infrastructure will be key to accelerating the energy transition. Energy regulators have a critical role in … [Read more...] about Enabling Electricity Regulatory Framework for the Deployment of Electric Vehicles’ Charging Infrastructure
As the number of vaccines rises and vaccinations programs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) take up different speeds, the end of the covid pandemic is within sight. From the Energy division in the IDB, we have been tracking the impact the covid transformative effects in LAC’s behaviors and economic activity have on utilities. While the pandemic grew in strength … [Read more...] about The road ahead: how the pandemic transformed electricity demand. The path to recovery.
Second call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the University Network of the Energy HUB of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a new call directed to institutions and universities in the region to join the University Network of Latin America and the Caribbean. Interested universities and research … [Read more...] about Do you want to join the University Network of the Energy HUB?