WEG to build two PV plants totaling 62 MW in eastern Brazil

Brazilian solar EPC contractor WEG has secured the contracts to build two PV facilities with a combined capacity of 62 MW in the state of Paraiba, eastern Brazil.

The two projects, named Coremas I and Coremas II, are owned by Nordic Power Partners, a joint venture between Denmark-based renewable energy project developer European Energy A/S, the Danish Climate Investment Fund (KIF) and Brazilian energy company Rio Alto Energia.

The two 31 MW projects were selected by the Brazilian authorities in the first two auctions for large-scale PV projects, which were held in 2014 and 2015.

WEG also said that a third 31 MW project, which was selected in the country’s third solar auction held in late 2015, is currently being planned.

Total investment for the three projects, which would have a combined capacity of 93 MW, is estimated at BRL 426 million ($136 million). The plants are scheduled to be connected to the grid between 2017 and 2018.