The 1 MW array – to be expanded to 5 MW – is being tested before official commissioning. The plant is at the Sobradinho dam, a 175 MW hydroelectric facility on the São Francisco River, in the state of Bahia.
The Pirapora solar complex, located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, began supplying electricity to the Brazilian grid in mid-2018.
The Spanish gas and power provider will use the funds to build the Sertão I Solar and Sobral I Solar projects, with a combined capacity of 68 MW.
The state’s Secretary of Resources intends now to conduct feasibility studies for a series of projects of up to 5 MW, which will provide local state-owned utilities Water Resources Management Company and the Water and Sewage Company with electricity.
Selected projects, which have a combined capacity of 338 MW, are scheduled to begin delivering power in January 2022 under a 20-year PPA.
The new funds will come from Brazilian development bank, BNDES and will help small businesses, individuals and communities to implement commercial solar PV and wind power projects. Financing will be granted to projects using equipment that complies with local content requirements.
At pv magazine’s first Latin American Quality Roundtable, held at Intersolar South America in Sao Paulo, we were joined by international players, like JinkoSolar and DuPont, as well as public and private Latin American entities, all of which are striving to bring more quality to the solar PV supply chain, from the U.S.-Mexico border to Tierra del Fuego.
The company’s renewable energy unit EDPR will sell power to an unnamed client from a solar plant to be located in Ferreira Barreto, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The Portuguese utility and wind power specialist began making investments in solar in recent times.