IN DEPTH: Brazil solar set to go

Brazilian solar has huge potential

Brazilian solar has huge potential

More than 150 solar companies are establishing offices in Brazil, hoping to carve themselves a share of the country’s PV market.

Yet the market is almost non-existent as the technology remains prohibitively expensive. There are no more than 40MW of projects across the entire country (many of which are unprofitable pilot projects), and the government has no plans to support the sector financially.

So what are all those companies doing here? Well, for a start, Brazil is one of the sunniest countries on Earth. The average insolation index in the South, the least sunny part of the country, is 3.4 times higher than in Germany, while in the hot-spot state of Bahia, in Log in to read complete article.

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