Brazil's Piaui to welcome 40 MW of new solar plants by end-2021
Solar PV plant in Brazil
Brazil's Piaui government announced on Monday that three domestic companies will put into operation 40 MW of solar projects in the state by the end of the year.
Consorcio Energia Sustentavel, Brenge Par Engenharia e Participacao and Consorcio Gm-Energia, will invest more than BRL 150 million (USD 27.6m/EUR 22.8m) in the construction of eight photovoltaic (PV) projects of 5 MW each.
To be located in the municipalities of Caraubas, Cabeceiras do Piaui, Curralinhos, Barras and Canto do Buriti, the PV parks will be constructed under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. Over the term of a 25-year contract, the state's public administration will become energy self-sufficient, the government noted.
Power sector regulator Aneel estimates that Piaui will close the year with the largest renewable power expansion in the whole country, with 190.35 MW added to its local grid.