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Brazil's Oct solar generation jumps 75% y/y

Atlas Renewable Energy solar plant in Brazil

November 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the month of October 2019 jumped to 683 average megawatts (MWa) from 390 MWa in the same month of 2018 for an increase of 75.3%.

Wind generation was also up, to 8,333 MWa from 6,430 MWa. Its share in the mix went up to 12.4% from 9.8%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Biomass power generation grew to 4,387 MWa from 3,655 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 42,260 MWa, down from 45,024 MWa a year back.

The overall electricity generation in the country increased 2.8% year-on-year in the tenth month of 2019, with 67,339 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,998 MWa, also 3% higher than a year earlier.

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