Brazil nears 16 GW of installed DG and centralised solar capacity

Coremas III PV plant

May 27 (Renewables Now) - Brazil is approaching 16 GW of installed solar power generating capacity between distributed generation (DG) and centralised generation plants.

DG systems are solid leaders with 10.74 GW of installed capacity, while large-scale solar plants have recently surpassed the 5 GW mark, the Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Thursday.

The top three states in regards to installed large-scale solar capacity are Bahia with 1.35 GW, Piaui with 1,16 GW, and Minas Gerais with 730 MW.

At present, the country has roughly 4.7 GW of solar projects under construction, which are scheduled to commence operations in 2022 and 2023. Power sector regulator Aneel has approved a further 51 GW.

Solar power only started to be a part of the Brazilian energy mix in 2017, the ministry pointed out.

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