September 20 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of this month has increased by 6% year-on-year to 7,620 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share in power generation went up to 12.4% from 11.5%, according to data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Among the country's other renewable sources, solar and biomass also grew in the first 15 days of September. The former rose to 409 MWa from 92 MWa, while biomass power generation increased to 4,550 MWa from 4,500 MWa. Hydropower plants' output, on the other hand, went down to 36,626 MWa from 37,397 MWa.
Brazil's overall electricity generation decreased 1.7% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 61,597 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN), CCEE noted.