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Brazil's solar generation up in early July

Osorio wind farm in Brazil. Source: Elecnor

July 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of July 2019 jumped to 540 average megawatts (MWa) from 341 MWa in the same period a year ago, according preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Wind generation remained flat at 6,113 MWa and its share in the mix inched slighlty down to 10% from 10.1%, shows data published in CCEE's InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Hydropower plants produced 41,481 MWa, up from 38,354 MWa a year back, while biomass power generation went down to 4,147 MWa from 4,739 MWa.

Overall electricity generation increased 0.4% year-on-year in the first half of July, with 61,055 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 58,741 MWa, 0.2% more than a year earlier, CCEE noted.

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