Brazil's Northeast hits new record with 1,257 MW of peak solar generation

Solar modules. Author: Marco Bellucci. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

February 12 (Renewables Now) - Solar farms in the Brazilian Northeast reached a peak generation of 1,257 MW this past Monday, at 1408 local time, for a new regional record, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced.

The volume produced by photovoltaic (PV) farms accounted for 10.1% of the region's load when the record was reached and 92.2% of the total generation capacity of local solar plants. The previous record was 1,232 MW, registered on January 16, 2020, according to data from ONS.

In January, Brazil's solar power output increased 7.1% year-on-year with 579 average megawatts (MWa) generated through the month, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

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