Brazil's installed solar capacity reaches 237 MW in June 2017

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Aug 3 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's installed solar power generation capacity has hit 237 MW in June 2017, a 930.5% year-on-year jump, according to a government bulletin published on Wednesday.

The Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin included the country's other generation sources, in which wind farms have reached a total installed power generation capacity of 10,712 MW.

More details on the renewable sources are available in the table below.

Type June 2017 June 1016 Y/Y growth
Solar 237 MW 23 MW 930.5%
Wind 10,712 MW 9,023 MW 18.7%
Biomass 14,133 MW 13,372 MW 5.7%
Hydro 98,778 MW 93,649 MW 5.5%

Excluding distributed generation (DG), Brazil added 7,865 MW of new energy capacity to its power mix in June 2017. Hydropower added the most with 5,118 MW of new generation, followed by wind with 1,679 MW, the government noted.

Brazil's Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin is a document prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy that includes updated and consolidated information about the country's energy sector.

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