Brazil's Eletrosul to add 1MW PV

1MW array on Electrosul's headquarters.

1MW array on Electrosul's headquarters.

Brazil's federal power company, Eletrosul, will officially inaugurate on Friday a 1MW pilot solar PV project on the roof and parking spaces of its headquarters in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

The Megawatt Solar project had been in tests since May and once operational, will push the country's overall operating solar PV generation capacity to more than 10MW.

Eletrosul invested R$9.5m ($4.3m) to install 4,200 solar PV panels. Power generated at the plant will be sold to companies through auctions.

It was financed by KfW and had support from Germany's international cooperation agency,  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmb

The project was developed in partnership with the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and the Ideal institute (an NGO that promotes renewable energy in Latin America).

Sun-drenched Brazil will launch its first solar-only tender in the third quarter. There are at least 6GW of PV projects in the pipeline across Brazil.

Brazil’s top energy official, Maurício Tolmasquim, in April said that he expects 2GW to be installed over the next five years.


US backs 300MW Myanmar solar

28 August 2014 01:05 GMT

Hareon unveils 600MW solar plan

28 August 2014 05:39 GMT

RET plan to 'smash investment'

28 August 2014 10:08 GMT

IEA warns of RE headwinds

28 August 2014 07:33 GMT

OneRoof seals $58m solar fund

27 August 2014 02:16 GMT

Yingli cuts 2014 shipments guide

27 August 2014 12:03 GMT

Japan advances electricity reform

27 August 2014 02:05 GMT

Yingli Solar in 66MW UK deal

27 August 2014 08:57 GMT

Hareon unveils more PV plans

27 August 2014 03:22 GMT

Arena backs Australia solar R&D

26 August 2014 03:00 GMT

Norway's Scatec Solar eyes IPO

26 August 2014 02:15 GMT

Become a Recharge subscriber!

Or try our free trial.

Order Subscription

Already a member?


Recharge Monthly Magazine