Brazil's solar generation jumps 59.6% y/y in first half of Oct

Solar photovoltaic plant in Brazil

October 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of October 2019 jumped to 679 average megawatts (MWa) from 426 MWa in the same period a year ago for an increase of 59.6%.

Wind generation was also up, to 9,292 MWa from 6,981 MWa. Its share in the mix went up to 14% from 10.1%, 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 4,419 MWa from 3,743 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 40,647 MWa, down from 42,674 MWa a year back.

Overall electricity generation increased 2.1% year-on-year in the first half of October, with 66,568 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,073 MWa, also 2.1% higher than a year earlier.

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