January 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in December 2019 jumped to 665 average megawatts (MWa) from 451 MWa in the same month of 2018 for an increase of 47.2%.
Wind generation was also up -- to 7,049 MWa from 5,113 MWa. Its share in the mix grew to 10.7% from 7.8%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Biomass power generation grew to 1,865 MWa from 1,644 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 46,001 MWa, down from 53,205 MWa a year back.
The overall electricity generation in the country decreased slightly year-on-year in the last month of 2019, with 65,874 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,493 MWa, a small decrease of 0.5% compared to a year earlier.
On Monday morning, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro announced the current government is against power sector regulator Aneel's possible taxation of solar generation.