Brazil's Cemig switches on USD-5m PV plant to supply small businesses

Cemig GD 16,000 panel solar plant in Janauba

February 15 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF:CMIG4), better known as Cemig, announced on Thursday it has switched on a 16,000-panel solar plant in Minas Gerais state.

The photovoltaic (PV) facility was developed through subsidiary Cemig Geracao Distribuida (Cemig GD) in partnership with Grupo Mori Solar Energia at a cost of BRL 18.5 million (USD 4.9m/EUR 4.4m).

Located in a 230,000 sq m area in Janauba municipality, this PV park is the first minigeration plant dedicated to meet the consumption of low voltage customers. More specifically, its output will be supplied to small businesses in the city's Central Market and to companies and industries associated with Minas Gerais' Federation of Industries (FIEMG).

(BRL 1 = USD 0.27/EUR 0.24)

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