Brazil's Echoenergia breaks ground on 351-MW solar complex
- Brazilian renewable energy firm Echoenergia Participacoes SA has actually commenced the building and construction works with the very first phase of a 351.1-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) complex in Bahia state.
The city government claimed on Thursday this preliminary phase includes 7 solar parks spread over an 800-hectare (1,976.8 acres) location. Called Sertao Solar Barreiras, the PV complex is arranged to start power generation in 2024.
Once up and running, the center will certainly have the ability to create sufficient clean power to fulfill the power need of more than 540,000 neighborhood houses.
In addition to Sertao Solar, Echoenergia has 3 wind parks presently incomplete in the state, with an integrated capacity of 68 MW.
Today, Bahia has 47 PV plants in operation, standing for 1.36 GW of capacity. The state government noted that 372 farms are presently being developed, generating BRL 51 billion (USD 10.3 bn/EUR 9.5 bn) in financial investments.