Brazil's Maringa municipality plans 10 MW of solar projects
Brazilian solar park
The municipality of Maringa in the Brazilian state of Parana announced earlier this week it will build two solar photovoltaic (PV) parks with a combined capacity of 10 MW.
The projects will consist of 11,300 PV panels each and should help the town hall to save up some BRL 2 million (USD 373,000/EUR 363,000) per month on its electrical bill.
To be located within the Felizardo Meneguetti Industrial Park, the first of the PV parks is expected to commence construction by the end of the year. The second facility will be implemented in the Iguatemi district. Both PV projects are scheduled to start operations in 2023, the local government said.
Maringa city hall currently seeks authorisation from the Water and Land Institute (IAT) and state power utility Copel - Companhia Paranaense de Energia (BVMF:CPLE6). Once the projects are approved, it will open the bidding process to select the companies that will build the two solar parks.