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South America Renewable Energy Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 100 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5120356
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The South American market for renewable energy is expected to register a CAGR of more than 8% during the forecast period.

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Currently. The market has reached pre-pandemic levels.

Key Highlights

  • Long-term, things like government policies and efforts to meet the growing need for power with renewable energy sources are expected to contribute a lot to the growth of the market.
  • On the other hand, the South American renewable energy market is expected to slow down during the forecast period due to a lack of transmission infrastructure that can send and distribute renewable energy.
  • Even so, putting the region's large offshore wind potential to commercial use and developing it are still big opportunities for the market after the forecast period.

South America Renewable Energy Market Trends

Solar Energy is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • South America witnessed a significant jump in its total installed solar capacity, which went up to 19.65 GW in 2021 from 3.67 GW in 2017. Brazil and Chile are the major contributors to the region's increased solar capacity.
  • Brazil will hold 13.05 GW of solar installed capacity in 2021. In Chile, the installed solar capacity was 4.47 GW in 2021. Argentina, on the other hand, produces a small amount of solar energy, with an installed capacity of 1.07 GW in 2021.
  • Brazil's solar energy market is rising due to the increasing demand for electricity. Furthermore, the falling costs of solar power modules, coupled with government initiatives to increase renewable shares in the total energy mix, are driving the solar power market in the country.
  • Furthermore, due to abundant resource endowment and enabling solid policies, South America's solar energy capacity alone is expected to grow by a factor of 40 by 2050 to more than 280 GW.

In December 2022, Equinor reached a final investment decision on the 531 MW Mendubim solar project in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The project is a joint venture between Scatec, Hydro Rein, and Equinor and is being built at an estimated investment of USD 431 million. The three companies will jointly provide project engineering, procurement, and construction services. Scatec and Equinor have agreed to offer asset management services, as well as operation and maintenance services, for the solar facility.

Brazil is Expected to Dominate in the market

  • With a total installed capacity of 159.94 GW in 2021, Brazil is South America's top renewable energy-producing country. The country generates more than 68% of its renewable energy from hydropower facilities. Its total hydropower capacity was 109.42 GW in 2021.
  • The country is home to some of the world's largest hydropower facilities, including the 14 GW Itaipu hydroelectric project, which it jointly owns with Paraguay. The Belo Monte hydropower plant is expected to cost USD 18.5 billion.
  • Brazil has also led to the growth of wind energy in South America over the past decade. In 2021, the country had a total wind energy capacity of 21,16 GW, which was more than 71% of the total capacity of the region.
  • Solar power in the country has also witnessed significant growth, with the capacity increasing to 13.05 GW in 2021. Bioenergy is also a significant contributor to Brazil's total renewable energy capacity. In 2021, the country's total capacity for this power form was 16.3 GW.
  • During the forecast period, renewable energy projects in Brazil are expected to lead the market because of the projects that are coming up and the ones that are already being built.

South America Renewable Energy Market Competitor Analysis

The South America renewable energy market is fragmented. Some of the major companies, in no particular order, include Enel Green Power S.p.A., Iberdrola S.A., Aes gener sa, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, and Electricite de France SA, among others

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Table of Contents

1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Renewable Energy Mix, 2019
4.3 Installed Capacity and Forecast in GW, till 2027
4.4 Recent Trends and Developments
4.5 Government Policies and Regulations
4.6 Market Dynamics
4.6.1 Drivers
4.6.2 Restraints
4.7 Supply Chain Analysis
4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.8.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.8.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.8.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Hydro
5.1.2 Solar
5.1.3 Bioenergy
5.1.4 Wind
5.1.5 Other Types
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 Brazil
5.2.2 Chile
5.2.3 Argentina
5.2.4 Rest of South America
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Enel Green Power S.p.A.
6.3.2 Iberdrola S.A.
6.3.3 Aes gener sa
6.3.4 Vestas Wind Systems A/S
6.3.5 Electricite de France SA
6.3.6 Atlas Renewable Energy
6.3.7 ABO Wind AG
6.3.8 Invenergy LLC
6.3.9 Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Enel Green Power S.p.A.
  • Iberdrola S.A.
  • Aes gener sa
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Electricite de France SA
  • Atlas Renewable Energy
  • ABO Wind AG
  • Invenergy LLC
  • Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd