Brazil explores options to build more solar plants

Brazil’s National Electrical Energy Agency (Aneel) is seeking approval to build three additional photovoltaic (PV) plants in the central north region of the country.

If confirmed, the plants will have a combined capacity of 90 MW and represent the biggest solar power project in the country, according to a Energias Renovables report.

To-date the country only has a single solar plant in commercial operation, the Taua, which generates 1 MW. However, there are plans to raise its capacity to 5 MW next year and for it to eventually reach 50 MW of capacity.

An official time line for its expansion has not yet been set up, the report added.

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