Brazilian hydroelectric company Chesf finalizes floating PV project

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.

Scatec switches on 162 MW solar plant in Brazil

The US$215 million Apodi solar park is located in the city of Quixeré, in the state of Ceará. The project was selected in Brazil’s second auction for renewables, which was held in 2015.

EDF, Canadian Solar receive financing for 399 MW (DC) Brazilian PV project

The Pirapora solar complex, located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, began supplying electricity to the Brazilian grid in mid-2018.

Naturgy finances Brazilian PV projects through $71.5m bond issuance

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.

Enel begins work on 475 MW solar plant in Brazil

Enel will invest around 1,400 million BRL ($390 million) in the construction of the São Gonçalo solar plant, located in the state of Piauí. The 475 MW project is currently the largest PV plant under construction in South America.

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Brazilian state of Ceará begins tender for up to 45 MW of solar

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.

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Brazil’s Cemig contracts 152 MW of wind, solar capacity in second auction

Selected projects, which have a combined capacity of 338 MW, are scheduled to begin delivering power in January 2022 under a 20-year PPA.

Brazil earmarks $0.5 billion for solar, wind

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.

Video: Quality Roundtable at Intersolar SA

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.

EDP secures 15-year PPA for 199 MW PV project in Brazil

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.

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