Brazil’s solar capacity hits 34.9 GW, surpassing wind in national energy mix


From pv magazine Brazil

New statistics from Absolar show that Brazil's solar capacity reached 34.9 GW in October, surpassing wind power to account for 15.8% of the country's total generation capacity.

Hydroelectric plants, once more than 80% of Brazil's generating capacity, now account for 49% of the total.

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The statistics, collected by Absolar up to Nov. 14, show that there is 10.1 GW of centralized solar generatingf capacity and 24.7 GW of distributed-generation capacity.

Developers have installed 9.8 GW of solar thus far this year, with 3.3 GW of centralized capacity and 6.5 GW of distributed-generation capacity, according to data from Brazilian regulator Aneel.

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