Global renewables giant Enel started commercial operations at South America’s largest wind farm in operation so far, the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos project in Brazil built at a cost of €620m ($750m) in the teeth of the Covid pandemic.

The project in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí – Enel’s largest wind development globally – will later be boosted by another phase to around 1.1GW, as part of a regional trend towards vast arrays.