Solar power in Brazil

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Pirapora Solar Complex [pt], the largest in Brazil and Latin America, with a capacity of 321 MW.

The total installed solar power in Brazil was estimated at about 3.87 GW at end of 2019,[citation needed][1] generating approximately 1.46% of the country's electricity demand, up from 0.7% in 2018.

Brazil expects to have 1.2 million systems[clarification needed] in the year 2024.[2] Solar energy has great potential in Brazil, with the country having one of the highest levels of insolation in the world at 4.25 to 6.5 sun hours/day.[3]

History[edit]

in 2020 LONGi Signs Association Agreement for 908 MW of Solar Modules in Brazil.[4]

In 2016, a factory capable of producing 400 MW of solar panels a year opened in Sorocaba in Sao Paulo, owned by Canadian Solar. A plan to build a solar panel factory in Rio Grande do Norte was announced by the Chinese manufacturer Chint in 2017.

The opening of three major solar farms in Brazil in 2017 altered the solar situation: the 292 MW Nova Olinda Solar Farm in Ribeira do Piauí, Piauí,[5] the 254 MW Ituverava Solar Farm in Tabocas do Brejo Velho, Bahia[6] and the 158 MW Parque Solar Lapa in Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia[7] ranked among the largest installations in the world. The total capacity of these three plants was more than ten times the installed total in the entire country in 2015. A total of 1000 MW is expected to be installed in 2017 with an additional 2000 MW assigned by auctions to be completed in future years.[8][9]

Installed capacity[edit]

Year Photovoltaics
MWp GWh
2011 5
2012 17
2015 69
2016 100

Source:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morais, Lucas (10 January 2020). ""Renewables account for 75% of Brazil's new capacity in 2019"". Renewables Now. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ Net Metering Boost Takes Place In Brazil, CleanTechnica, Glenn Meyers, November 30, 2015
  3. ^ Brazilian Atlas for Solar Energy Resource: SWERA Results
  4. ^ "LONGi Signs Association Agreement for 908 MW of Solar Modules in Brazil". Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. ^ Enel Starts Operation of South America`s Two Largest Solar Parks in Brazil, September 18, 2017
  6. ^ Enel Starts Operation of South America`s Two Largest Solar Parks in Brazil, September 18, 2017
  7. ^ "ENEL starts operation in Parque Solar Lapa in Brasil".
  8. ^ Brazil expected to hit 1GW of solar this year, pv-tech, Tom Kenning, June 29, 2017
  9. ^ Solar PV Changing ENergy System, CELA, 2016
  10. ^ Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics until 2017 Archived 2014-11-06 at WebCite pg. 15

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