Brazil's installed wind power generation capacity in June grew by 45.9% when compared to last year, reaching 9,023 MW, according to a governmental bulletin published on Friday.
The latest issue of the Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin also shows that the country's total installed power generation capacity amounted to 144,983 MW at mid-2016.
The country added 7,588 MW of new energy capacity to its power mix in one year. Hydropower was the most popular source with 3,438 MW of new generation, followed by wind with 2,840 MW. Thermal and solar power come next with 1,299 MW and 12 MW, respectively.
Brazil's Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin is a document prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy that includes updated and consolidated information about the country's energy sector.