Equinor Expands Renewable Portfolio with Brazilian Solar Park

Jun 21, 2024 12:27 PM ET
  • Equinor shines bright in Brazil with new SdB Solar Complex, adding to its impressive renewable energy portfolio in the country.

Equinor, a Norwegian energy company, has decided to build a 140-MWp solar park next to its existing 223-MW wind complex in Brazil's Bahia state. The project, named the SdB Solar Complex, will be developed by Equinor's local arm Rio Energy and is set to begin construction in September 2024, with commercial operation expected by the end of 2025. The solar park's output will be sold by Equinor's energy trading company, Danske Commodities.

This new solar park is part of Equinor's strategy for Brazil, where it already has two operational renewable energy parks - the 162-MW Apodi solar park and the 531-MW Mendubim solar complex. The company also has a pipeline of over 1.5 GW of solar and wind projects under development through Rio Energy.

What is Equinor's strategy for renewable energy in Brazil?

  • Equinor's strategy for renewable energy in Brazil includes building a 140-MWp solar park next to its existing 223-MW wind complex in Bahia state.
  • The project, named the SdB Solar Complex, will be developed by Equinor's local arm Rio Energy and is set to begin construction in September 2024.
  • Commercial operation of the solar park is expected by the end of 2025, with the output being sold by Equinor's energy trading company, Danske Commodities.
  • Equinor already has two operational renewable energy parks in Brazil - the 162-MW Apodi solar park and the 531-MW Mendubim solar complex.
  • The company also has a pipeline of over 1.5 GW of solar and wind projects under development through Rio Energy, showcasing its commitment to expanding its renewable energy portfolio in Brazil.

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