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Brazil surpasses 873 MW of DG solar

Solar array. Author: h080.

June 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's installed solar distributed generation (DG) capacity has surpassed 873 MW, statistics by power sector regulator Aneel show.

The overall DG capacity in the country went over 1,000 MW, as of today, with solar power being the most popular source in that segment. Minas Gerais remains the state with the most DG connections at 16,749, followed by Sao Paulo with 14,554 and Rio Grande do Sul with 12,108.

Residential consumers are the lead in DG systems, followed by commercial and rural sectors.

More details on the contribution of different sources to Brazil's total DG capacity are available in the table below.

ENERGY SOURCE NUMBER CAPACITY (MW)
Solar 82,923 873.77
Hydro 86 81.34
Wind 57 10.31
Thermal 162 44.79
MARKET SYSTEM NUMBER CAPACITY (MW)
Residential 61,513 316.15
Commercial 14,299 437.04
Rural 4,538 105.94
Industrial 2,324 129.06

In Brazil, DG systems are divided into two groups, microgeneration with power capacity of up to 75 kW, and minigeneration with power between 76 kW and 5 MW for most sources, except hydropower where the upper limit is set at 3 MW.

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