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Atlas Renewable Energy switches on 600 MW of solar in Brazil

Atlas Renewable Energy has commissioned 600 MW of solar capacity in Brazil, following the completion of the Lar do Sol and Casablanca plants in the state of Minas Gerais. The facilities will provide energy to Unipar and Anglo American via power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Brazilian water tank maker unveils new polyethylene PV mounting structures

Brazil’s Fortlev Solar has created a new polyethylene mounting structure to significantly cut installation times. It weighs 15 kg and uses the weight of natural and manmade materials for anchoring, rather than relying solely on fixed supports.

Brazil’s solar module imports hit 7.8 GW in H1

Brazil imported 7.8 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2023, with Chinese manufacturers Canadian Solar and JinkoSolar providing 2.4 GW of the total. This marked a 19% reduction in panel imports from the first six months of 2022, according to consultancy Greener.


New floating PV system design from Brazil

A Brazilian consortium is testing a new floating PV system design on a lake in the state of Sao Paulo. The facility is setting standards for future development of floating arrays in Brazil.


Key takeaways from Brazil’s Intersolar South America trade show

The 10th edition of Brazil’s Intersolar South America trade show grew from last year’s event in terms of exhibitors and visitors. The Brazilian solar market is now on track to maintain its position as one of the world’s largest, despite a slight contraction this year.


Livoltek to build 1.8 GW inverter factory in Brazil

Livoltek plans to build a 1.8 GW inverter factory in Manaus, northern Brazil. It says the facility will manufacture single-phase and three-phase devices.

Brazil could produce green hydrogen for $2.87/kg, says consultancy

Sao Paulo-based Clean Energy Latin America says green hydrogen could be produced in Brazil at a levelized cost of hydrogen (LCoH) of $2.87 and $3.56 per kg in some strategic locations.


BayWa re to acquire Brazilian PV distributor Ribeiro Solar

BayWa re has agreed to acquire Ribeiro Solar, a Brazilian PV distributor headquartered in Curitiba, Paraná. The company also operates distribution centers in Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Pernambuco.

Brazil added 6.8 GW of new PV in H1

Brazil installed 2.3 GW of large-scale solar and 4.5 GW of distributed-generation PV in the first six months of this year.

Brazil imported 7.8 GW of solar modules in H1

Brazilian consultancy Greener says that Brazil imported 7.8 GW of solar modules in the first half of this year, down 21% year on year. However, it says a reduction in distributors’ inventories and module prices could drive up cost competitiveness in the second half.


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