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May 9 (Renewables Now) - Solar and wind parks with a combined capacity of 186.49 MW were granted permits to commence operations in Brazil in April 2022, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Friday.
Solar power plants accounted for some 127.69 MW of the renewables connected to the grid last month, while wind parks contributed the remaining 58.8 MW.
According to data from the power sector watchdog, wind farms now account for 11.74% of Brazil's total installed capacity, while solar represents 2.72%. Hydroelectric plants are still the largest producers of sustainable energy in the country and account for around 55.78% of the installed capacity.
Brazil ended the month of April with 182,974.2 MW of authorised power. As much as 83% of the total is produced from sustainable and low-emission sources. From the overall capacity added since the beginning of the year, solar and wind power account for 21% and 54%, respectively.