Brazil hits 1 GW solar milestone

Brazil hits 1 GW solar milestone

Chamber Articles Category: Energy Post Date: 01/09/18 Source: PV Magazine By: EMILIANO BELLINI
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Brazil is the second Latin American country to cross the 1 GW mark of installed PV capacity after Chile.

According to statistics released by the local solar association ABSOLAR, the country has reached a cumulative installed solar power of around 1,099.6 MW, of which 935.3 MW is represented by large-scale solar plants, and 164.3 MW by distributed generation PV power generators (up to 5 MW).

As for the large-scale segment, a strong increase in capacity was due to the commissioning of solar facilities contracted by the federal government in electric power auctions it held in 2014 and 2015.

These operational plants are located mainly in the states of Bahia, Piauí, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte and Pernambuco.

Around 284 MW of PV power was connected to the grid in November by Canadian Solar and EDF in the state of Minas Gerais. Read Full Article