Brazil expects renewables to hit 48% share in 2026 energy

Wind farm in Brazil. Author: Otávio Nogueira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy approved on Tuesday its new energy plan, with a goal of reaching a roughly 48% renewables share in 2026 in the 351 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) energy needed to move the economy.

Under the Ten Year Energy Plan 2026 (PDE 2026) the country's National Interconnected System (SIN) is to hit 212.5 GW of installed capacity, of which more than 50% will come from non-hydro sources.

More details on Brazil's estimated renewables capacity in 2026 are available in the table below.

Source 2026 capacity
Wind 28.4 GW
Solar 9.6 GW
Biomass 16.9 GW
Small hydro 8.1 GW
Large hydro 103 GW

According to a previous press release, the investments needed for this expansion will amount to BRL 1.4 trillion (USD 433.4bn/EUR 366.8bn).

(BRL 1 = USD 0.310/EUR 0.262)

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