MPX Taua solar plant produces average 150 MWh per month since launch
Oct 28, 2011 - Brazilian power firm MPX Energia (SAO:MPXE3) yesterday announced its MPX Taua solar power plant produced a monthly average of 150 MWh in the first three months of commercial operations from July to September.
Located in northeastern Ceara state, Taua is Brazil's first commercial solar plant and currently has an installed capacity of 1 MW.
MPX though has already embarked on the facility's expansion to 2 MW, to be executed by General Electric (NYSE:GE), which will provide all the equipment and photovoltaic panels needed.
The installing of the second megawatt will amplify the plant's photovoltaic panels to 11,580 with scheduled start of operation in 2012.
MPX has authorisation from Brazil's energy sector watchdog Aneel to operate up to 5 MW at the Taua unit, but as a whole MPX plans to reach an installed solar capacity of up to 50 MW at the site, the company also stressed.