Brazil's Northeast hits new wind and solar records

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July 1 (Renewables Now) - Wind and solar farms in the Brazilian Northeast have registered new regional generation records of 10,856 MW peak and 681 average megawatts (MWa), respectively.

The Northeast wind parks generated their peak at 2344 local time on June 28, according to data from the National Electric System Operator (ONS). This was enough to meet 96.1% of the regional need at the time.

In regards to solar power, the volume produced by photovoltaic (PV) farms accounted for 6.4% of the region's demand this past Monday. When it comes to instantaneous generation, the solar plants also broke the previous record, hitting 1,873 MW at 1225 local time also on June 28.

ONS estimates that Brazilian wind and solar plants will be able to generate enough power to account for 11.1% and 2.5% of the country's whole electrical mix by end-2021.

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