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Growing in Latin America


APRIL, 2012 By Fernando Tejeda (LAWEA) Last year, over 41,000 MW were installed worldwide, of which 1,206 MW were made in Latin America, 80% of which inLAWEA Brazil and Mexico; followed by Honduras, 8.4% with its farm at Cerro de la Hula; Argentina, 6.5%; Chile and the Dominican Republic, both 2.7%; Costa Rica, 1%; and Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Uruguay comprising the rest. In the wind turbine Market, the 3 major Latin American countries regarding the installing capacity the participation of the manufacturers are as follows, in Brazil, Enercon reaches 43%, Suzlon 24%, Impsa 22%, and Vestas 10%. Mexico: Acciona has 63%, Gamesa 23% and Clipper 14%. While in Chile Vestas owns 57%, Acciona 30%, DeWind 10%, and Siemmens with 2%. According to GWEC, Latin America and the Caribbean could reach 30,000 MW by 2020. Today they have around 3,300 MW. In the ....




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