Inter-American Development Bank

  • Big solar plans in Mexico City

    Big solar plans in Mexico City

    On 25 May, the mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced plans to turn the capital into a solar city based on a new Energy Sustainability Strategy for the years 2019 to 2024. The goal is to install 787,000 m² of collector area by the end of 2024, some at residential units, some at...
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  • Austria/Brazil: Mechanism to Guarantee Energy Supply Contracts

    Austria/Brazil: Mechanism to Guarantee Energy Supply Contracts

    Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) sell solar heat to clients instead of solar systems. To be profitable, the ESCO or contractors need to supply the energy over long contract periods between 10 and 20 years. For example, Austrian company S.O.L.I.D. has received a EUR 4 million loan...

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  • Argentina: Solar Water Heaters for Rural Schools

    Argentina: Solar Water Heaters for Rural Schools

    In Argentina, Jorge Follari of Innovar SRL observes a rising interest in solar thermal energy. The federal and the province governments support the installation of solar water heaters in rural schools, and the interest of private customers grows, too – especially in the northern provinces...

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