Brazil adds 508 MW of new renewable energy capacity in April
The Serra Branca Cluster in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Source: Voltalia.
Brazil put into operation 507.8 MW of wind, solar and hydropower generation capacity in April, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Monday.
Among the energy sources, solar accounted for the largest portion with 324 MW of the capacity connected to the grid last month, while wind and hydropower contributed 153.5 MW and 30.3 MW, respectively.
Thermal power plants represented the non-renewable energy additions with 85.2 MW.
Overall, 3,343.1 MW of power-generating capacity was added to the national grid in the first four months of the year, including 1,643 MW of wind and 1,243.4 MW of solar sources.
On May 2, the country had 191,702.7 MW of authorised power in total. As much as 83.55% of the available capacity is from renewable sources, the agency noted.