Brazil's solar generation jumps 102% y/y in 1st half of Nov

Atlas Renewable Energy solar plant in Brazil

November 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of November 2019 doubled to 714 average megawatts (MWa) from 354 MWa in the same period a year ago.

Wind generation also increased, to 8,275 MWa from 6,728 MWa. Its share in the mix went up to 12.2% from 10.3%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Biomass power generation went up to 3,900 MWa from 3,263 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 42,791 MWa, down from 49,219 MWa a year back.

Overall electricity generation increased 3.6% year-on-year in the first half of November, with 67,707 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,831 MWa, also 3.3% higher than a year earlier.

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