February 19 (Renewables Now) - EDP Energias do Brasil SA (B3:ENBR3) is going to develop a 1,339-kWp photovoltaic (PV) plant for local metal structures factory Brametal, the Espirito Santo state government announced on Monday.
Located in the town of Linhares, the new PV facility will consist of 3,700 solar panels spread over an area of around 30,000 sq m (322,917 sq ft). This is also be the largest PV farm to be implemented in the state in question, the local government said.
With completion scheduled for the second half of this year, the Linhares park is expected to generate around 2,409 MWh per year, enough to meet the demand of more than 803 local homes and offset some 185 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
EDP's president in Brazil, Miguel Setas, stated that the project will help strengthen Espirito Santo's energy structure.