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Comerc commissions 662 MW of solar in Brazil

Comerc has commissioned 662 MW of solar capacity in Várzea da Palma, Brazil. The facility will provide power to silicon metal producer Liasa via a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

BYD unveils new agrivoltaics module

Chinese module maker BYD is producing a new bifacial monocrystalline panel at its manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The module has a power output of up to 355 W and a conversion efficiency of 16.33%.

Atlas Renewable Energy to sell solar plants to Engie Brasil Energia

Atlas Renewable Energy has expanded its ability to fund further plant development in Brazil by selling 545 MW of operating assets to Engie Brasil Energia for BRL 3.2 billion ($641 million). The acquisition will increase Engie’s share of Brazil’s utility-scale solar generation capacity from 3% to 9%.

Distributed-generation solar hits 24 GW in Brazil

Brazil has reached a milestone in its distributed-generation solar capacity, with a total of 24 GW. Since April, it has deployed an additional 4 GW of distributed solar capacity. However, the third quarter of this year marked the first signs of a market contraction.

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EnerVenue sells 525 MWh of nickel-hydrogen batteries to VedantaESS

Brazil-based VedantaESS has agreed to buy EnerVenue’s energy storage vessels for use in utility-scale, distributed-generation and isolated microgrid applications.

Brazilian regulator opens consultations on storage integration

Aneel, the Brazilian energy regulator, has launched a plan to implement new storage provisions in three phases. It has also defined storage resources and services to be provided this year and has outlined new rules for pumped hydro facilities in 2024.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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