IN DEPTH: Brazil's small PV thinks big

Micro-PV is gaining the trust of Brazilians

Micro-PV is gaining the trust of Brazilians

Brazilian PV power installation is accelerating in 2014.

The sector’s pioneers are overcoming distrust and working out how to take full advantage of two-year-old legislation that allows small domestic and commercial installations to sell excess power to the grid.

Data from power regulator Aneel shows the number of such micro-generation projects authorised since the beginning of 2014 is almost a third of what was permitted for the whole of 2013.

According to some market players, by the end of this year this could help to almost triple current operating solar installed capacity from the current 5.9MW.

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