Brazil excedees 38 GW of installed solar PV capacity

Brazil has achieved a new milestone in the solar energy sector, surpassing 38 GW of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity.

According to data from the local solar association Absolar, solar power now accounts for 16.8% of the country’s total power mix, including both large and small-scale plants.

The market has installed 26.3 GW of distributed generation (DG) systems, with solar panels mounted on rooftops, facades, and small plots of land.

In Brazil, solar is the most popular choice for self-consumption systems, accounting for 99.9% of all on-site DG arrays.

Large-scale solar power plants account for the remaining 11.7 GW.

Since 2012, the expansion of solar energy in Brazil has resulted in investments of BRL 184.3 billion (USD 37.1 billion/EUR 34.5 billion), the creation of approximately 1.1 million local jobs, and the offset of 46.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during electricity generation, according to Absolar.

(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.202 / EUR 0.187).

Source Local solar association Absolar

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