August 23 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of August 2019 jumped to 583 average megawatts (MWa) from 342 MWa in the same period a year ago for an increase of 70.2%.
Wind generation also presented growth, rising to 8,676 MWa from 6,461 MWa. Its share in the mix inched up to 14% from 10.4%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Biomass plants produced 4,531 MWa, up from 4,277 MWa a year back. Hydropower power generation, on the other hand, went down to 37,413 MWa from 39,445 MWa.
Overall electricity generation decreased 0.5% year-on-year in the first half of August, with 61,896 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 59,727 MWa, also 0.5% less than a year earlier.