Solar power in Brazil

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Brazil's solar potential

The total installed solar power in Brazil was estimated to be 69 MWp at the end of 2015, but generates less than 0.01 percent of the country's electricity demand. Changes to net metering rules for small-scale solar were announced in November 2015 although there were only 1,300 grid-connected systems at that time. Brazil expects to have 1.2 million systems in the year 2024.[1]

Brazil has one of the highest solar incidence in the world, ranging from 4.25 to 6.5 sun hours/day. [2]

Year Photovoltaics CSP
MWp GWh MWp GWh
2011 5
2012 17
2015 69

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Solar energy has great potential in Brazil, due to high levels of sunlight. Brazil's least sunny city still receives 40% more sunlight compared to the sunniest city in Germany[4]. However, solar energy accounts for over 7% of the energy production in Germany, compared to the 0.01% in Brazil[5].

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4. http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-energy-support-germany-closer-look 5. http://repository.unm.edu/bitstream/handle/1928/15053/Brazil.Solar.Power10.11.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y