Brazil's solar generation up 18% y/y in 1st half of Mar

Solar photovoltaic plant in Brazil

March 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of March went up to 622 average megawatts (MWa) from 528 MWa a year ago for a 17.9% increase.

Wind generation, on the other hand, experienced a drop of 38.9% to 2,608 MWa. Its share in the mix fell to 3.8% from 6.3% a year ago, shows the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Biomass power generation was slightly down at 1,017 MWa from 1,047 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 58,308 MWa, up 7.2% from 54,402 MWa a year back.

The total electricity generation in the first half of March increased by 0.9% year-on-year, with 68,468 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,774 MWa, or 0.4% more than a year earlier.

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