Solar power to grow 67% by end-2021 in Brazil

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November 1 (Renewables Now) - The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) said on Friday it expects solar power generation to hit 18 TWh in 2021, a 67% year-on-year increase.

According to data from the most recent monthly energy bulletin, cited by the MME, distributed generation (DG) will have the largest year-on-year growth, close to 125%, generating 10.8 TWh in 2021.

The country's wind parks should also improve their generation, reaching just over 70 TWh before the year is over, an increase of 23% compared to 2020.

On the other hand, biomass and hydropower generation will go down in 2021. Due to the severe drought Brazil has been going through, hydropower is expected to decline by close to 10%. As for biomass consumption, MME estimates a strong decrease in the sugar-alcohol industry and a moderate one in the agricultural sector.

Overall, renewables will have lower participation in the energy mix for 2021, compared to 2020, the ministry noted.

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