30 Jul '14, 12pm

[News] Brazil continues solar surge as national auction attracts 400 solar power projects

EPE chairman said the combined capacity of the registered solar power projects, would generate almost as much as energy as the controversial Belo Monte Dam. The upcoming national renewable energy auction in Brazil has attracted 400 applications for PV plant development. Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE), the government arm of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has registered more than 1,000 applicants for the reserve energy auction, or ‘A-3’ renewables-only national auction. There are 1,034 applications and the auction is to be held on 31 October. More than 26GW of renewable energy projects have been registered with wind dominating with 626 projects registered, totalling 15GW of capacity. The 400 solar projects registered total more than 10GW, and there are eight thermal and biogas projects totalling 151MW. Out of the 400 solar projects registered, 161, m...

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