IDB Report: Renewables could meet the entire electricity needs of Latin America, Caribbean – SolarServer

Latin America and the Caribbean’s renewable energy endowment is large enough to cover its projected 2050 electricity needs 22 times over, according to a new report commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB; Washington, D.C., US).

The report, “Rethinking our Energy Future”, argues that lower prices and new technologies are making renewables a viable alternative. Solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP), geothermal, wave, wind and biomass sources in this region could produce up to 80 petawatt-hours of electricity.

via KW26 | IDB Report: Renewables could meet the entire electricity needs of Latin America, Caribbean – SolarServer.