Brazilian state buys 122MW of solar

Solar panels at the Pituaçu football stadium in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Brazil's football stadiums have been among the early adopters of solar in the country

Germany’s Sowitec, Italy’s Enel Green Power (EGP) and Chinese-Spanish consortium Sun Premier Holding Participações have emerged as the foreign players to be awarded capacity in a PV auction in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, the country’s first solar-exclusive tender.

Overall, northeastern Pernambuco state awarded 122MW of capacity at an average price of R$229 ($96) per MWh, some 9% lower than the price ceiling imposed on the auction.

Sowitec, historically a wind developer with significant exposure to Latin America, won the single largest project, at 30MW, while Sun Premier Holding Participações took home a 29.75MW project.

EGP says that it won two projects totalling 11MW, Fonte Solar 1 and 2, which will be connected to the same substation as its under-construction Fonte dos Ventos wind farm in the state.

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