Brazil adds 515 MW of new wind, solar power in July

Copel's Brazilian PV park in Parana state

August 8 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel announced on Friday that the country has added about 514.63 MW of solar and wind power capacity last month.

Solar farms were responsible for the majority with 330.51 MW added in July, while wind parks account for 184.12 MW. In all, the country deployed 708.78 MW of new capacity.

Hydropower, including small stations, and thermal energy accounted for the remaining 47.3 MW and 145.85 MW, respectively.

Since the beginning of the year, Brazil's electricity system has grown by 3,124 MW of new capacity across the different sources.

The total installed capacity by the end of July was 184,140.5 MW. As much as 83.13% of the total is produced from sustainable and low-emission sources. The agency noted that wind and solar power accounted for 11.95% and 2.97%, respectively, during the period in question.

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