Roundup: Financing, solar supply, biomass plant

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Latin American development bank CAF and German lender KfW signed a US$120mn agreement to finance regional energy projects.

Meanwhile, IDB approved loans for US$23.2mn and US$44.1mn for Peru wind farms Marcona, the country's first and completed in March, and Tres Hermanas due online in 2016. BNamericas in 2012 reported the bank had added the projects to its financing pipeline.

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Trina Solar announced it was selected to supply 11.7MW of modules for solar PV plants in Turkey and Ecuador.

"The facilities in Ecuador are expected to have a total capacity of 5.9MW and will utilize 9,193 of Trina Solar's premium TSM-PC05A 250W 60-cell Honey modules. Trina Solar recently completed module shipment to the projects," the company said in a statement. Additional details were not disclosed.

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Argentine industrial lumber mill Tapebicuá launched operations of a 30mn-peso (US$3.6mn) 1.5-1.7MW biomass fired plant in Corrientes province that will consume 12t/hour of sawdust and chips.

BNamericas will host its 11th Southern Cone Energy Summit in Lima, Peru, on November 12-13. Click here to download the agenda.