April 20 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output has decreased by 19.6% year-on-year to 2,951 average megawatts (MWa) in the first 17 days of April, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share in the country's electricity generation mix went down to 4.5% from 5.8%, according to data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Among the other renewable sources, all major ones saw rises in the period in question. Solar grew to 252 MWa from 3 MWa, biomass power generation increased to 2,371 MWa from 2,357 MWa, and hydropower production went up to 52,505 MWa from 47,088 MWa.
The overall electricity generation also went up in the first weeks of April, by 3.9% year-on-year, with 65,562 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN), CCEE noted.