Brazil receives request for 392.4 MW of PV

The notices about the received requests were published in Brazil’s state gazette Diário Oficial da União (DOU).

Solar energy developer Arigó Solar Energia SPE submitted a request for the registration of one photovoltaic project totaling 30 MW. The plant is to be developed in Pocinhos municipality, in Brazil’s northeast Paraíba state. The announcement was published by the Agencia Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) in DOU on May 7.

In the same issue, ANEEL revealed that developer Solyes Geradora de Energia Ltda applied for registration for two photovoltaic plants: 30 MW Sol do Sertão XV and 30 MW Sol do Sertão XVIII, in Cônego Marinho municipality, in Minas Gerais state.

On May 9, the Brazilian regulator disclosed that Renova Energia, also submitted a request for registration for its 30.24 MW Caetité V photovoltaic plant, slated for construction in Bahía’s Caetité municipality.

Finally, in the same DOU issue, ANEEL announced that CPFL Energias Renováveis, the third largest Brazilian electric utility, submitted requests for regulatory authorization for 10 new photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 302.4 MW. The plants will be developed in Ourolândia municipality, in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Arigó Solar Energia SPE, Solyes Geradora de Energia Ltda and Renova Energia recently applied for regulatory authorization for seven other photovoltaic plants, according to a series of ANEEL announcements published in late March and early April.

Renova Energia has until now built all of its solar projects in southeast Bahía. These plants will have polycrystalline and thin-film modules. "Renova has invested in trading of solar energy in the free energy market and believes that a dedicated solar energy auction will boost the [photovoltaic] market in the country," the company said in its last quarterly report published in March.

Edited by Vera von Kreutzbruck.