Brazil's solar generation jumps 63% in early Sept

Enel's Fonte dos Ventos wind project in Brazil, developed by SOWITEC and turned into a wind/solar hybrid. Source: SOWITEC group

September 20 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of September 2019 jumped to 668 average megawatts (MWa) from 410 MWa in the same period a year ago for an increase of 63%.

Wind generation also presented growth, rising to 8,746 MWa from 7,750 MWa. Its share in the mix went up to 13.6% from 12.5%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 39,337 MWa, up from 36,646 MWa a year back. Biomass power generation, on the other hand, went down to 4,391 MWa from 4,511 MWa.

Overall electricity generation increased 3.6% year-on-year in the first half of September, with 64,147 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,034 MWa, also 3.7% higher than a year earlier.

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