Commercial operation starts at 50-MW Enel solar plant in Brazil
Solar photovoltaic plant in Brazil
Brazilian power sector regulator Aneel has given the go-ahead to the launch of commercial operations at a 50-MW solar plant owned by Italy's Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW).
Built in the city of Sao Goncalo do Gurgueia, Piaui state, the UFV Sao Goncalo 10 photovoltaic (PV) facility is part of the 608-MW Sao Goncalo solar complex.
Earlier this year, the Italian energy giant put into operation a 475-MW section of the Sao Goncalo complex, of which 265 MW is supported by 20-year power supply agreements (PPAs) with various companies, Enel stated previously.
Once fully online, the complex is expected to generate around 1,500 GWh annually and be able to avoid the emission of over 860,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere per year.
The Sao Goncalo is considered to be South America’s largest solar PV facility as well as Enel’s first plant in the country to use bifacial solar modules.