The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Tuesday that 80.6% of the 150.4 GW of installed capacity in Brazil's 2016 mix comes from renewable energy sources.
The country added 9.5 GW of capacity in 2016, of which 90% comes from renewable sources, according data from the "2016 Brazil and the World Installed Generation Capacity Bulletin".
Hydropower was at the leader in terms of total installed capacity, with a 64.5% share. More details on the other renewable sources installed capacity are in the table below.
The bulletin also foresees a 18.6-GW capacity expansion for the next three years, with increased participation of solar and wind power plants.
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