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Brazil’s solar PPA market reaches 8.4 GW

According to a recent report from Brazilian consultancy Greener, unsubsidized solar projects are proliferating in the Latin American country. The study also reveals that the utility scale PV projects that are in an early or intermediate stage of development, have a combined capacity of 98.9 GW.

Brazil reaches 5 GW of signed solar PPAs

A new CELA Clean Energy Latin America study looks at 70 power purchase agreements signed for wind and solar PV projects in Brazil.

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Brazil may host $5.4bn green hydrogen plant

The facility is expected to be located in the state of Ceará and to be powered by around 3.6 GW of wind and solar facilities located in the region. The project developer is Australia-based Enegix Energy.

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Brazil’s PV module demand reached almost 5 GW in 2020

According to a recent report from Brazilian consultancy Greener, the country imported 4.76 GW last year. Domestic PV module makers had a 3.8% market share with around 190 MW in shipped modules. The analyst also revealed that prices for distributed generation PV systems rose by 20% in 2020.

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Brazil may add 9 GW of distributed solar over next two years

Brazil may see the deployment of 4 GW of new distributed generation solar capacity this year and another 5 GW next year, according to Aldo Pereira Teixeira, the CEO of Brazil’s largest PV product distributor and system integrator. In an interview with pv magazine, he explains why and how this huge growth could materialize.

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Brazil hits 7 GW mark, targets 45% renewables by 2050

Brazil has installed around 3 GW of large-scale solar capacity, in addition to 4 GW in the distributed-generation PV segment.

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Canadian Solar secures PPAs for 862 MW of solar in Brazil

The Chinese-Canadian company has secured two more deals in the Brazilian deregulated energy market. A 12-year PPA was awarded by BTG bank while a second, 15-year contract was awarded by power provider Furnas Centrais Elétricas.

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Tender launched for utility-scale floating PV in Brazil

The state of São Paulo’s energy supplier is seeking proposals for four floating solar projects, ranging in size from 1 MW to 30 MW.

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Solar under net metering reaches 3.6 GW in Brazil

According to Brazilian solar association ABSolar, there are currently more than 300,000 distributed generation PV systems connected to the country’s grid.

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Brazil imported 2.5 GW of PV panels in first half of 2020

According to a recent report from Brazilian consultancy Greener, the country imported 1.61 GW of panels in the first quarter and 877 MW in the second. Domestic PV module makers had a 4.4% market share with around 100 MW in shipped modules in the first half of the year. The analysts claim these figures show the Brazilian PV market has not been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

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