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Brazil’s solar capacity hits 34.9 GW, surpassing wind in national energy mix

Solar, at 34.9 GW of installed capacity, now accounts for 15.8% of Brazil’s energy mix, ranking second after hydroelectric plants at 49%, but ahead of wind power at 12.2%, according to the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar).


The Hydrogen Stream: Brazil reveals $3.6 billion hydrogen production plan

Brazil has announced a $3.6 billion hydrogen production plan, Adnoc has launched a green hydrogen refueling-station pilot in the United Arab Emirates, and the European Union has moved forward on the establishment of EU-wide hydrogen rules.


Além da geração solar distribuída: soluções integradas de energia para o cliente final

Neste webinar da pv magazine Brasil, vamos falar sobre novas tecnologias e modelos de negócios, a abertura do mercado livre e serviços de pós-venda, com dicas e insights para os integradores sobre como ampliar a oferta de serviços e soluções para os clientes.

Brazil’s oldest PV system turns 26

Prof. Ricardo Rüther, the coordinator of the Strategic Solar Energy Research Group at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), installed a solar energy system at the university 26 years ago. It currently operates at about 80% of its nominal power.


Comerc commissions 662 MW of solar in Brazil

Comerc has commissioned 662 MW of solar capacity in Várzea da Palma, Brazil. The facility will provide power to silicon metal producer Liasa via a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

BYD unveils new agrivoltaics module

Chinese module maker BYD is producing a new bifacial monocrystalline panel at its manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The module has a power output of up to 355 W and a conversion efficiency of 16.33%.

Masked engineer highlights strangest mistakes in solar deployment

A Brazilian engineer on Instagram, always wearing a mask, has become a sensation in the Brazilian solar industry, attracting 12 sponsors with a mission to educate companies and consumers about common errors to avoid in rooftop PV installations.

Atlas Renewable Energy to sell solar plants to Engie Brasil Energia

Atlas Renewable Energy has expanded its ability to fund further plant development in Brazil by selling 545 MW of operating assets to Engie Brasil Energia for BRL 3.2 billion ($641 million). The acquisition will increase Engie’s share of Brazil’s utility-scale solar generation capacity from 3% to 9%.

La estandarización de módulos para eliminar el ruido del sistema

En este pv magazine Webinar, Longi presentará la hoja de ruta para los próximos años con nuevas células y módulos fotovoltaicos de alta eficiencia: la empresa anunció recientemente que planea implantar su tecnología de células solares de contacto posterior (back contact) en la mayor parte de su producción de paneles: en concreto, Longi prevé alcanzar una capacidad total de producción de células solares de más 110 GW a finales de 2023.

Distributed-generation solar hits 24 GW in Brazil

Brazil has reached a milestone in its distributed-generation solar capacity, with a total of 24 GW. Since April, it has deployed an additional 4 GW of distributed solar capacity. However, the third quarter of this year marked the first signs of a market contraction.


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