February 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Ceara state council on the environment, also known as Coema, has approved the study and the environmental impact report for the construction of a 216.7-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) complex.
The Bom Lugar Norte PV complex is owned by local company Enerlife Energias Renovaveis. Consisting of six plants, the complex will cover an area of 454 hectares (1,121.86 acres) in three farms in Ico municipality, the government announced today.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021, with 400 direct jobs and another 700 indirect jobs created during process. Bom Lugar Norte implementation works are expected to be concluded within one year after breaking ground. The project also includes a transmission line and a substation, the state government noted previously.
Coema's approval was a condition for Semace, the state's environmental superintendency, to issue an installation licence, the necessary document for the complex to begin construction.