Brazil switches on 1.2 MWp floating solar farm in Minas Gerais

Mar 20, 2023 07:08 PM ET
  • A consortium developed by Brazilian cooperative Creral and also regional engineering firm Mil Engenharia has actually taken into operation a 1.2-MWp floating solar power plant in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.
Brazil switches on 1.2 MWp floating solar farm in Minas Gerais
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The Veredas Sol e Lares plant was set up on the lake of the Santa Marta little hydropower plant, in the Grao Mogol municipality. According to Creral, the solar array is the biggest of its kind in the country.

With 3,050 monocrystalline, dual glass as well as thin film photovoltaic (PV) panels, Veredas Sol e Lares ought to can creating enough clean electricity to satisfy the need of 1,250 family members under the remote self-consumption distributed generation (DG) design.

The floating solar park is owned by the State Association for Environmental as well as Social Defence (AEDAS) and obtained financing from the research and development program of Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF: CMIG4), much better known as Cemig.

Creral noted the consortium will certainly be in charge of the plant's operation for one year.

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