27 Jan '16, 11am

Distributed generation connections tripled in Brazil last year

ABsolar expects DG connection growth to increase this year. Credit: Yingli Distributed generation connections in Brazil, which are dominated by solar systems, grew 308% in 2015, according to new figures released by Brazil’s energy regulator the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). Last October, there were 1,000 consumer connections, but in just two months connections reached a figure of 1,731, representing an installed capacity of 16.5MW. Of this number, the majority are solar systems (1,675) representing 13.3MW capacity. The figures account for micro-generation (systems up to 75kW) and mini-generation (systems between 75kW to 5MW). The state of Minas Gerais has the most micro- and mini-generation systems with 333 connections, followed by Rio de Janeiro (203) and Rio Grande do Sul (186). The following chart shows the rise of distributed generation systems in Brazil: Cu...

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