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Germany-based downstream solar firm Conergy plans to participate in local renewable energy tenders in Mexico, Chile and Brazil, the head of its Latin American business told SeeNews Renewables.
As part of its expansion into Latin America, the company has also set sights on several other markets in Central America, director Sergio Blanco said.
Conergy’s plan is to develop private utility-scale solar projects at first. Once it builds scale and gains local operational expertise, the company would also explore commercial rooftops in the above-mentioned markets.
“The success of the industry is heavily dependent on local market policies and we are closely monitoring what is happening in every individual country in the Latin American region, so we can act quickly in making any given solar market opportunity into a solar market reality,” Blanco commented.
The company is currently holding talks with a number of potential partners in Central America, Brazil and Mexico. “Conergy is interested in leveraging our global capabilities with partners that have local knowledge. We’ll do this for project development, supply chain, and construction,” he added.
Today, the company announces the relocation of its Americas headquarters to Miami, Florida from Denver, Colorado. The shift involves around 50 current and new employees. Commenting on the relocation, CEO Andrew de Pass said that Miami is a convenient geographic hub to support the company’s expansion in both the US and emerging markets in Latin America.
Conergy has two other main hubs -- Hamburg, Germany for Europe and Africa; and Singapore for its activities in Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East.