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.
Government-run agency EPE had already pre-selected PV projects totaling 18 GW for the contest, which will be held on 18 December.
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.
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.
The two projects have a capacity of 30 MW each and are located in the state of Piauí, in Brazil’s Northeast Region.
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.
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.