February 18 (Renewables Now) - Solar farms in the Brazilian Northeast reached a peak generation of 1,330 MW this past Friday, at 1352 local time, for a new regional record, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced.
This is the 4th time the region broke its generation record this year alone. The previous records were 1,325 MW, 1,257 MW and 1,232 MW, registered on February 11 and February 10, as well as January 16, respectively.
According to data from ONS, the volume produced by photovoltaic (PV) farms accounted for 11% of the region's load when the record was achieved. The capacity factor amounted to 97.5%.
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