Enel Green Power switches on 256-MW solar plant in Brazil
- Enel Green Power announced on Thursday it has actually taken into operation the 256-MW Sao Goncalo III solar farm in northeastern Brazil.
The new photovoltaic or pv (PV) farm is the 2nd growth of the already functional Sao Goncalo solar complex in the state of Piaui, which currently has actually gotten to an operational capacity of 864 MW.
Enel Green Power stated it invested around BRL 870 million (USD 170.5 m/EUR 156.5 m) in the building of the new facility. The PV complex is currently the largest of its kind in operation in Latin America along with Enel's first to utilize bifacial solar modules in Brazil.
Sao Goncalo III will be capable of generating 597 GWh annually, while the entire complex has an approximated annual production of more than 2 TWh.
The Sao Goncalo solar park started feeding electrical energy right into the grid at the start of 2020 with a preliminary mounted capacity of 475 MW as well as a year later on, an additional 133 MW was attached to the grid. The construction of the 3rd section of the complex, which has actually reached commercial operation, was announced in December 2020.
At present, Enel Group has some 5 GW of sustainable capacity in Brazil, of which over 2.5 GW are wind, greater than 1.2 GW are solar and also some 1.3 GW are hydro.