Brazilian energy giant Petrobras and US solar developer SunEdison have signed an agreement to build a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.

Spanish news agency Europa Press said that the PV plant is expected to produce 1.65 GWh annually and will avoid the release of 380 tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

The solar PV plant will be built in Rio Grande do Norte state and will be managed by SunEdison’s Renewable Energy Operating Centre.

It is scheduled to start operations late 2013.

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