April 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output has increased by 9.3% year-on-year to 3,025 average megawatts (MWa) in March, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
In the country's electricity generation mix, wind power's share went up to 4.4% from 4.1%, according data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
The rest of the renewable sources also saw rises in the period in question. Solar power grew to 262 MWa from 3 MWa, biomass power generation increased to 1,280 MWa from 1,144 MWa, and hydropower production went up to 55,659 MWa from 53,774 MWa.
The overall electricity generation rose by 2% year-on-year, with 68,314 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN), CCEE noted.