Border Solar Norte
Border Solar Norte is a photovoltaic solar plant located in northern Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua, the municipality of Juárez. With a capacity of 150 MWac, the plant generates 456.5 GWh per year.
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The hydropower plant PCH Lajari is located in Alto Taquari in Mato Grosso State, Brazil. The power plant has an installed capacity of 20.88 MW and generates enough energy to attend a city of 150,000 people. Its operation started in May 2019, granted by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil and the Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica. PCH Lajari power plant generates clean energy from renewable source and contributes to the Brazilian sustainable development.
Parque San Juan Wind Power Plant
Parque San Juan Wind Farm is one of the largest wind power plants in operation in Chile. Its operations have progressed while maintaining a close relationship with the surrounding communities and protecting the environment.
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By the end of 2021, renewable energy represented 25% of Mexico's energy generation, including 6% of wind. However, despite boasting significant wind power potential according to the US Department of Energy, which estimates Mexico's potential at 3,670 GW, Mexico only possesses 8.3 GW of installed capacity.
China is the global leader in hydropower generation, capacity and development. The country's installed hydropower capacity is 370,160 MW, including 31,490 MW pumped storage, and its hydropower generation is 1,355 TWh (2020).
Thailand is endowed with abundant solar energy resources across the country, with more solar power capacity than all the rest of Southeast Asia combined. Its total installed solar PV generating capacity increased tenfold in the first half of the 2010s, which is promising for Thailand's 2036 solar PV target of 6000 MW capacity.
The total cumulative installed capacity for biomass power plants in Thailand is 2,727 MW as of February 2016 including off-grid and on-grid installations.
India is the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world and also ranks 3rd worldwide by its total number of dams. The country has around 41,000 MW of installed hydropower capacity, while an additional 13,000 MW is under construction.
Sri Lankan Hydro
Hydro is a prevalent energy source in Sri Lanka, with over 1,700 MW of installed capacity producing over 4.5 TWh annually. Between 2018 and 2037, Sri Lanka plans to add more than 1,000 MW of hydro capacity, in a bid to meet its goals of 70% renewable energy production by 2030 and net carbon zero by 2050.
Malaysia has tremendous biomass and wood waste resources available for immediate exploitation. The country produces at least 168 million tonnes of biomass, including timber and oil palm waste, rice husks, coconut trunk fibres, municipal waste and sugar cane waste annually.
Thanks to its location on the Ring of Fire zone of Pacific volcanoes, the Philippines is one of the top geothermal energy producers in the world - second only to the United States, according to the International Geothermal Association. As of 2017, the Philippines had 1.9 GW of installed geothermal capacity.
Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, Japanese energy policies have shifted significantly towards renewable energy sources. The government's initial target of 53 GW of solar capacity by 2030 was surpassed in 2018, with installed capacity at the end of 2022 just under 80 GW. The new target aims for 108 GW of solar capacity by 2030.
Japan currently has around 5 GW of installed biomass capacity, and the government's 6th Strategic Energy Plan outlines a target of 8 GW by 2030. Achieving this target would mean covering 5% of the country's anticipated demand for energy in 2030. According to Switwzerland Global Enterprise, the Japanese biomass market is currently expected to grow by over 5% annually until 2025 and just under 4% annually in the ten years following.
As of 2023, Turkey has 11 GW of installed wind power capacity. This represents just over a third of the country's goal to have 30 GW of installed capacity by 2035. In Turkey, wind represents an attractive alternative to fossil fuels not just because of its environmental benefits: it is expected that new wind power will be cheaper than all existing coal plants by 2027.
Morocco has favourable conditions for wind power which, if exploited, could help the country achieve its goal of 52% renewable energy by 2030. However, this will require a significant increase in the installed capacity of wind power. While Morocco has the potential for 25 GW of wind capacity, it currently only has 1.5 GW.
South African Solar
Currently solar and wind power account for just 2% of South Africa's energy needs. The renewable energy program launched in 2011 has accelerated the development of solar and wind power in the country.