Colombia Solar Energy Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Colombia Solar Energy Market is segmented by Technology (Solar Photovoltaic [PV] and Concentrated Solar Power [CSP]) and End User (Residential, Commercial and Industrial, and Utility). The report offers market size and forecasts for solar installed capacity in gigawatts (GW) for all of the above segments.

Colombia Solar Energy Market Size

Colombia Solar Energy Market Summary
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Study Period 2018-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Market Volume (2023) 0.96 gigawatt
Market Volume (2028) 8.34 gigawatt
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 54.06 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players

Colombia Solar Energy Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Colombia Solar Energy Market Analysis

The Colombia Solar Energy Market size in terms of installed base is expected to grow from 0.96 gigawatt in 2023 to 8.34 gigawatt by 2028, at a CAGR of 54.06% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • Over the medium term, supportive government policies, urbanization activities, and abundant solar energy potential are expected to drive the market during the forecasted period.
  • However, competition from other conventional energy resources is expected to hinder the growth of the power market.
  • Nevertheless, the increasing demand for energy in the country presents significant opportunities for the Colombian solar energy market.

Colombia Solar Energy Market Trends

Solar Photovoltaic is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • The cost of solar PV modules has decreased rapidly over the years, making them increasingly affordable and cost-competitive compared to other energy sources. This cost reduction is primarily due to advancements in manufacturing processes, economies of scale, and increased efficiency of solar panels.
  • Solar PV systems are highly scalable and can be deployed in various sizes, from small residential installations to large-scale solar farms. This flexibility makes solar PV suitable for various applications and enables it to meet diverse energy demands.
  • Moreover, solar energy is abundant, particularly in countries like Colombia, which receive ample sunlight yearly. This availability of solar radiation makes solar PV a reliable and predictable energy source, offering a stable and consistent power supply.
  • The solar PV installed capacity increased significantly in recent years in the country. According to International Renewable Energy Agency, the installed solar PV capacity grew by more than two folds. The installed solar PV capacity in Colombia reached 457 MW.
  • Furthermore, in January 2023, Ecopetrol, a Colombian energy company, collaborated with Total Eren to construct a solar photovoltaic farm in Colombia with an approximate capacity of 100 MWp. The Rubiales solar facility set to be established in Puerto Gaitan, would be located in the Meta province of Colombia. Total Eren would take charge of the solar farm's development, financing, construction, and operation, holding a majority stake of 51% in the Rubiales project. Ecopetrol will own the remaining 49% stake.
  • Therefore, due to the aforementioned factors, the solar PV segment is expected to dominate the Colombian solar energy market during the forecasted period.
Colombia Solar Energy Market: Solar PV Installed Capacity, in MW, Colombia, 2018-2022

Government Initiatives are Expected to Drive the Market

  • Governments play a crucial role in creating a favorable regulatory environment for the solar energy market. They establish clear guidelines and streamline project approvals, permits, and grid interconnection processes. By reducing bureaucratic barriers and simplifying procedures, governments facilitate the development of solar projects, attract investments, and drive market growth.
  • Governments worldwide, including Colombia, have set ambitious renewable energy targets to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These targets often include specific goals for solar energy deployment. To achieve these targets, governments introduce supportive policies and incentives to encourage the adoption of solar energy, such as feed-in tariffs, tax credits, and grants.
  • Colombia and eight other Latin American countries are actively pursuing a regional target of achieving 70% renewable energy usage by 2030. As part of this collective effort, Colombia has set a goal to contribute 4 GW of renewable energy to its overall energy mix, thus supporting the regional objective for 2030. The majority share of renewable energy is expected to come through solar energy resources due to the high solar energy potential of the country, as it's located near the equator.
  • Recently, hydropower has been the dominant source in Colombia's energy generation mix, accounting for over 70% of the total share. Additionally, the country has a significant proportion of gas power generation, representing approximately 11% of the overall energy mix. While Colombia has well-developed hydropower technology, the government recognizes the reliability challenges associated with this source due to factors like droughts and extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change. Therefore the government has increased focus on renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy.
  • For instance, in March 2023, Colombia's National Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) disclosed its latest auction aimed at acquiring renewable energy. Through this procurement process, a total renewable energy capacity of 7.493 MW was allocated. This capacity comprises 5.774 MW, distributed among 147 solar projects.
  • Additionally, governments recognize the importance of diversifying their energy mix to enhance energy security and reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports. As domestically available energy, solar energy reduces a country's reliance on imported energy sources. Governments promote solar energy to achieve greater energy security and independence, which drives the market by encouraging investments in solar projects.
  • Therefore, according to the abovementioned points, government policies are expected to supplement the market growth during the forecasted period.
Colombia Solar Energy Market: Electricity Generation Mix, in GW, by Source, Colombia, 2022

Colombia Solar Energy Industry Overview

The Colombian solar energy market is consolidated. Some of the key players in the market (not in particular order) include Ventus Ingeniería SRL, Enel Green Power SpA, Trina Solar Ltd, Solen Technology, and Ecopetrol SA., among others.

Colombia Solar Energy Market Leaders

  1. Solen Technology

  2. Trina Solar Ltd

  3. Ecopetrol SA

  4. Enel Green Power SpA

  5. Ventus Ingeniería SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Colombia Solar Energy Market Concentration

Colombia Solar Energy Market News

  • May 2023: Verano Energy, a renewable energy developer with a focus on Latin America, completed the acquisition of three solar projects in Colombia, with a combined capacity of approximately 296 MWp. The company, headquartered in Chile, anticipates the construction of these projects to necessitate investments exceeding USD 300 million.
  • August 2022: Enel Colombia, a utility group operating in Latin America, commenced the construction of a 132.2-MW (DC) solar farm in the Magdalena department of Colombia. This project secured a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) through the Colombian government's renewable energy auction in 2021. It marks an important milestone for Enel Colombia in its renewable energy initiatives.

Colombia Solar Energy Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Installed Capacity and Forecasts in GW, till 2028

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

        1. Supportive Government Policies in Developing Solar Energy

        2. Abundant Solar Resources across the Country

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

        1. Competition from Conventional Energy Sources

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

      2. 5.1.2 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

    2. 5.2 End User

      1. 5.2.1 Residential

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial and Industrial

      3. 5.2.3 Utility


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Ventus Ingeniería SRL

      2. 6.3.2 Enel SpA

      3. 6.3.3 Trina Solar Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Solen Technology

      5. 6.3.5 Ecopetrol SA

      6. 6.3.6 Colombian Solar Systems S.A.S.

      7. 6.3.7 TotalEnergies SE

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Energy Demand in the Country

**Subject to Availability

Colombia Solar Energy Industry Segmentation

Solar energy refers to the radiant light and heat emitted by the Sun, which can be harnessed and converted into usable forms of energy. It is a renewable and sustainable source of power that does not produce greenhouse gas emissions or contribute to air pollution. Solar energy is primarily captured and utilized through solar panels or photovoltaic (PV) cells. These devices consist of semiconductor materials, typically silicon, which can generate electricity when exposed to sunlight. When photons (particles of light) strike the surface of the solar panel, they excite the electrons within the semiconductor material, creating an electric current.

The market is segmented by technology and end user. By technology, the market is segmented by solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power. By end user, the market is segmented by residential, commercial and industrial, and utility. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on installed capacity in gigawatts (GW).

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
End User
Commercial and Industrial

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Colombia Solar Energy Market Research FAQs

The Colombia Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 0.96 gigawatt in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 54.06% to reach 8.34 gigawatt by 2028.

In 2023, the Colombia Solar Energy Market size is expected to reach 0.96 gigawatt.

Solen Technology, Trina Solar Ltd, Ecopetrol SA, Enel Green Power SpA and Ventus Ingeniería SA are the major companies operating in the Colombia Solar Energy Market.

Colombia Solar Energy Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Colombia Solar Energy market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Colombia Solar Energy analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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