Brazil okays 132 MW of Solairedirect solar plants to start operations
Solar array. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture .
Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel has given the go-ahead to four Solairedirect solar power plants with a combined capacity of 132 MW to start test operations.
The Solaire Paracatu I, II, III and IV photovoltaic (PV) parks, as they are named, have an individual capacity of 33 MW each. Located in Minas Gerais state, these solar facilities are owned by Solairedirect, a unit of utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI).
According to Aneel's resolutions, after their test period, if these plants present positive results, they will be allowed to also start commercial operations.
These PV farms were secured through a government auction back in December 2015. The total cost for their development was estimated at more than BRL 678.4 million (USD 180.56m/EUR 158.81m) back in 2017.