Interview: Large-scale PV in Brazil should be perfect fit for auction, says solar association president

The Brazilian government is preparing to contract new large-scale PV projects in a new auction to be held in December. The president of the Brazilian solar association ABSOLAR has explained to pv magazine details of the new competition and has also described the future scenarios of utility-scale solar in Brazil.

Brazilian regulator gives nod to bidding rules for auction A-4 including solar

Government-run agency EPE had already pre-selected PV projects totaling 18 GW for the contest, which will be held on 18 December.

Statoil acquires 40% of Scatec’s 162 MW solar project in Brazil

The Norwegian oil company has also formed a 50/50 joint venture with the fellow solar developer to build and operate large-scale PV plants in Brazil.

GCL-SI secures 62 MW module order from Brazil

The Chinese module maker will provide local engineering company WEG with its GCL-P6/72 325W panels.

AES Tietê buys 180 MW PV plant in Brazil

The project is the second large-scale solar installation that the hydroelectric company has acquired in Brazil.

Enel brings online 546 MW of solar projects in Brazil

Two solar farms, Ituverava (254 MW) and Nova Olinda (292 MW), have been put into operation, and hailed as South America’s largest solar parks.

Brazil’s energy regulator approves grid-connection of two solar projects totaling 60 MW

The two projects have a capacity of 30 MW each and are located in the state of Piauí, in Brazil’s Northeast Region.

Soltec to supply trackers for 38 MW thin-film project in Brazil

Spanish tracker manufacturer Soltec has announced that it will supply its single-axis tracker equipment to a 38 MW PV project to be constructed in the state of Bahia in Northern Brazil.

Confidence is rising in the Brazilian PV market

The fifth Intersolar SA in Sao Paulo has shown that Brazil is becoming a mature solar market, despite its numerous challenges.

Canadian Solar to build 80.6 MW power plant in Brazil

Canadian Solar today announced the acquisition of an 80.6 MW PV project to be located in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project received a 20-year PPA in Brazil’s second reserve auction, and will sell power to the Electrical Energy Commercialization Chamber.