Brazil

Brazilian hydropower dam to host 30 MW of drifting solar
Belgium's Tractebel will certainly develop 3 drifting PV projects at the 52.2 MW Batalha hydropower project, which is had by Brazilian state-run power business Eletrobras Furnas.
Feb 14, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, South america, Brazil, Tractebel
Canadian Solar Gets $55 Mn Financing for its Lavras Solar Project in Brazil
Canadian Solar has actually protected 225.2 million Brazilian reais (USD 55 million) project funding from BNB for its Lavras solar energy projects in Brazil
Feb 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Canadian Solar, South america, Brazil, International, Shawn Qu, Lavras Solar Project
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Jan 31, 2020 // Market Research, India, China, Chile, South america, Brazil, Asia, Kenya, Africa
Brazil to become competitive solar panel maker
According to medium-term forecasts, Brazil is likely to become a competitive PV panel manufacturer globally and a major player among Latin American countries.
Jan 29, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, South america, Brazil, PV panel
Jinko Signs one of its Biggest Distribution Agreements in Brazil
Jinko Solar Holding and Aldo Solar have announced a long-term partnership in one of the most important distribution deals signed by Jinko Solar in Brazil
Jan 24, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Jinko Solar, South america, Brazil, solar modules, International, Distribution Agreement
Enel powers up 475MW of auction-backed bifacial solar in Brazil
The Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary of power giant Enel Group has brought online a 475MW bifacial solar project in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí.
Jan 14, 2020 // Markets & Finance, EDP, Enel, bifacial, South america, Brazil, auction, paraiba, piaui
EDPR bags solar PPA for 66 MW in Brazil
EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the 66-MW Lagoa solar park it plans to build in the Brazilian state of Paraiba.
Jan 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PPA, South america, Brazil, EDPR
BYD intends to increase production of solar panels in Brazil
Shenzhen-based BYD intends to significantly increase the production of solar panels in Brazil in 2020, in response to demand from the local market, said the director of marketing and sustainability of BYD in Brazil, Adalberto Maluf.
Jan 9, 2020 // Manufacturing, Canadian Solar, Solar Panels, South america, Brazil, BYD
Bolsonaro scraps solar tax planned by Brazilian regulator
The Brazilian president said the potential introduction of a grid fee for net metered solar systems will be eliminated thanks to an urgent ad-hoc decree expected to be approved soon by parliament. The proposed ‘solar tax’ would have affected all new PV installations with a generation capacity of no larger than 5 MW under Brazil’s net metering regime.
Jan 7, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Policy, South america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, ANEEL, Rodrigo Maia, David Alcolumbre, André Pepitone
Canada’s Solar Provider Group enters Brazilian PV with US$250m push
Canada’s Solar Provider Group (SPG) is the latest foreign developer to enter the Brazilian PV market, with a plan to invest US$250 million over the next five years.
Jan 6, 2020 // Markets & Finance, South america, Latin america, Brazil, Solar Provider Group, spg
Solar Provider Group Plans to Invest $250 mn in Brazilian Solar Market
Solar Provider Group has arranged a team to enter the Brazilian solar market with the goal to complete investments worth $250 million over the next 5 years
Dec 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, South america, Brazil, Solar Provider Group
A 117 MW Solar Farm has been commissioned in Brazil by Atlas renewable Energy
The 117 MW Solar farm located in Sertão Solar Barreiras Complex is the fourth project by Atlas Renewable Energy which has been commissioned and functioning
Dec 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, Atlas Renewable Energy, Carlos Barrera
Spain and Brazil the world’s ‘solar investment hotspots’ but eyes on Vietnam
Analysts at Fitch Solutions have published a report singling out Spain and Brazil as ‘outperformers’ in the global solar market and labelled Vietnam the “market to watch”. The analysts expect surging growth from the Southeast Asian nation to continue in the coming decade.
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Spain, South america, Europe, Brazil, Fitch Solutions Macro Research
Brazilian PV outcompetes all in auction debut alongside non-renewables
A bullish Brazilian PV market has marked its latest milestone this year, becoming the cheapest electricity source of an auction it was allowed to enter for the first time this month.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, South america, auctions, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, tenders
Ciel & Terre’s 1.01MW floating plant completed in Bahia, Brazil
Brazilian renewables developer Sunlution and French floating solar firm Ciel & Terre have completed construction of a 1.01MW PV project that floats on a hydroelectric reservoir in the north-eastern state of Bahia in Brazil.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, South america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, fpv, bahia