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World Bank allocates $50m credit for commercial solar panels in Brazil

The finance is being made available through Santander Brasil as part of an $8 billion global response to Covid-19.

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Tender launched for utility-scale floating PV in Brazil

The state of São Paulo’s energy supplier is seeking proposals for four floating solar projects, ranging in size from 1 MW to 30 MW.

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Solar under net metering reaches 3.6 GW in Brazil

According to Brazilian solar association ABSolar, there are currently more than 300,000 distributed generation PV systems connected to the country’s grid.

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Brazil imported 2.5 GW of PV panels in first half of 2020

According to a recent report from Brazilian consultancy Greener, the country imported 1.61 GW of panels in the first quarter and 877 MW in the second. Domestic PV module makers had a 4.4% market share with around 100 MW in shipped modules in the first half of the year. The analysts claim these figures show the Brazilian PV market has not been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

Brazil eliminates import duties for cells, modules, inverters and trackers

The Brazilian government has u-turned over solar equipment import duty by introducing a measure to remove the 12% levy for 101 types of module plus some inverters and trackers. President Jair Bolsonaro had vetoed a similar proposal by the Senate and House of Representatives in November, stating it would be too costly.

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Off-grid Brazil: extending beyond isolated communities

The Brazilian power grid reaches approximately 99% of the country’s population. To connect the remaining 1% has been challenging – often located in isolated communities of regions that are difficult to reach. With increasing global adoption of solar+storage, and significant price drops across the two technologies over the past decade, the solution is showing promise for the remote Brazilian market. Solar+storage is becoming a more competitive solution than its most popular alternative – diesel – to supply the needed power for off-grid communities. And now, even grid-connected residential properties are opting for independence.

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Canadian Solar secures PPAs for 274 MW in Brazil

With two new deals, Canadian Solar has expanded its pipeline of unsubsidized PV projects in the country to 1.9 GW.

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Brazil’s solar promise trends toward DG

The Brazilian solar rooftop market has seen substantial growth in recent years, but with current uncertainty in policy development – the global PV industry is watching closely. Aldo Pereira Teixeira, founder and president of Aldo Solar, the largest distributor in the Brazilian market, sat down to discuss the company’s secrets to success in a very large country, and the ever-evolving landscape for solar.

Off-grid Brazil: extending beyond isolated communities

The Brazilian power grid reaches approximately 99% of the country’s population. To connect the remaining 1% has been challenging – often located in isolated communities of regions that are difficult to reach. With increasing global adoption of solar+storage, and significant price drops across the two technologies over the past decade, the solution is showing promise for the remote Brazilian market. Solar+storage is becoming a more competitive solution than its most popular alternative – diesel – to supply the needed power for off-grid communities. And now, even grid-connected residential properties are opting for independence.

Valmont becomes largest shareholder of Brazilian PV company Solbras

The parent of Italian tracker business Convert has entered the Brazilian solar market with plans for agri-business products and other systems.

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