EDP turns on 1.25 MW of solar in Brazil
- Brazilian power utility EDP Brasil SA (BVMF: ENBR3) has taken into procedure 1.25 MW of solar power plants in the nation's south.
Located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the two solar (PV) solar parks will provide a total of 44 stores of neighborhood garments company Lojas Pompeia, part of Brazilian empire Grupo Lins Ferrao, for a period of 10 years.
EDP said the new solar duo will be capable of producing some 2,798 MWh annually, permitting Pompeia to offset 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) yearly and also decrease its power bill by 35% per year.
Covering an area of almost 44,900 sq m (4,832,995 sq ft), both solar parks are comprised of 2,688 components with a 540-Wp capacity, in addition to five 250-kW inverters.
The vice president of Clients at EDP in Brazil, Carlos Andrade, noted that the firm is investing regarding BRL 3 billion (USD 591.5 m/EUR 544.4 m) in the country's solar power market.