Brazil's Chesf installs solar radiation measurement stations in Northeast
Sep 16, 2013 - Brazil's state-owned utility Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco (Chesf) has been installing solar radiation measurement stations in the country's Northeast, the head of Chesf's alternative sources department, Jose Bione, said on Friday.
So far, Chesf has installed 10 such facilities and other nine will be installed in Brazil's Pernambuco state by the end of the year. Each station costs BRL 150,000 (USD 65,800/EUR 49,200).
Also, Chesf is building a 3-MW solar plant in Petrolina, again in Pernambuco state, which is a result of a programme for solar power research and development of Brazilian electricity sector regulator Aneel.
Chesf is a subsidiary of federal electricity holding company Eletrobras (SAO:ELET3).