September 5 (SeeNews) - Brazil's wind power output reached 4,499 average megawatts (MWa) in August, marking a 29.2% year-on-year increase, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share of the country's total electricity generation grew to 7.4% from 5.7% a year back. The data was published by CCEE in the latest edition of InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
In regards to other renewable sources, the hydropower output grew to 43,161 MWa. Solar generation, on the other hand, decreased by 9%, from 3.2 MWa to 2.9 MWa. Biomass power also went down 1.5%, to 4,011 MWa total, while a further 417 MWa were generated using biogas and biofuels.
Overall, Brazil's total electricity generation went slightly up by 0.1% year-on-year, with 61,202 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System.