US New Generation Power builds 6-MWp solar plant in Brazil Sao Paulo - report
Oct 14, 2013 - US energy project developer New Generation Power (NGP) is building a 6-MWp photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Itajobi, Brazil's southeastern Sao Paulo state, the company's director of new businesses, Fernanda Augusto, said in an interview for Brazilian energy news site Jornal da Energia.
Initially, NGP planned the Itajobi unit's installed capacity to be 3 MWp.
The first phase of the project, with generation start-up scheduled by June 2014, foresees 2 MWp. The second phase, to add 4 MWp, will begin in the second half of 2014.
The investments in the project were also revised upwards, to BRL 30 million (USD 13.8m/EUR 10.2m) from initially planned BRL 21 million.
Also, NGP plans to offer the output of other three Brazilian solar power plants, each of 30 MW, at the government's A-5 energy auction on December 13, 2013. The projects are located in Sao Paulo's Taubate municipality and are operated in partnership with Brazilian energy generator and trader Leros, which holds 15%. NGP also plans participation in energy auctions in 2014, according to Augusto.