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Brazil tops half a gigawatt of DG solar

Solar array. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture .

January 10 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's installed solar distributed generation (DG) capacity has surpassed 523.6 MW, statistics by power sector regulator Aneel show.

The overall DG capacity in the country approached 627 MW, as of today, with solar power as the most popular source in that segment. Minas Gerais remains the state with the most DG connections at 21,465, followed by Sao Paulo with 10,664 and Rio Grande do Sul with 8,667.

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

ENERGY SOURCE NUMBER CAPACITY (MW)
Solar 51,019 523.63
Hydro 62 55.73
Wind 57 10.31
Thermal 131 37.16
MARKET SYSTEM NUMBER CAPACITY (MW)
Residential 38,454 186.72
Commercial 8,633 282.74
Rural 2,354 61.16
Industrial 1,408 78.01
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