Largest PV stations in Brazil

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in Brazil.

(Updated 19 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in Brazil

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Nova Olinda Solar Farm

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Piauí

292

600

690 ha

2017

 

Enel Green Power

Ituverava Solar Farm

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Bahia

254

550

 

2017

 

Enel Green Power

Parque Solar Lapa

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Bahia

158

340

 

2017

 

Enel Green Power

Sobral I solar energy plant

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Piauí

35,13

79

100 ha

2017

   

Solar power in Brazil

Brazil was ranked 14th in the world in terms of installed solar power in 2020. (7.8 GW).  In May 2021, Brazil's total installed solar power was anticipated to be around 9.4 GW, generating roughly 1.46 percent of Brazil's overall energy demand, up from 0.7 percent in 2018.  By 2024, Brazil intends to have 1.2 million solar units. Brazil has a lot of potential for solar energy because it is included among the top in the world in regards to insolation-4.25 to 6.5 sunshine hours each day. 

Nova Olinda

Nova Olinda is Brazil's biggest solar plant. It is positioned in the semi-arid Ribera do Piau region (Brazil). It has a peak capacity of 292 megawatts and can yield more than 600 GWh annually, enough to meet the yearly energy demands of three lac houses. Thus, preventing the emission of more than 350,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases in the air.

Ituverava

The Ituverava solar facility, which has a capacity of 254MW, cost 400 million USD to build. Bank of China and Santander financed the solar facility, which was supported by China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure). The solar farm covers 579 hectares and has a total of 850,000 solar panels. It can produce roughly 550GWh of sustainable energy each year, sufficient supply around 268,000 households while preventing 318,000 tons of Carbon dioxide emissions.

Lapa Solar Park

The plant is developed by Enel. Enel through EGBP has started operating its Lapa solar park, which is the biggest solar power project operation in Brazil at present. The plant is situated in Bom Jesus da Lapa, in the north-eastern state of Bahia. Lapa project is made up of 2 plants: 

  • Bom Jesus da Lapa- with an installed capacity of 80 megawatt 
  • Lapa- with an installed capacity of 78 megawatts. 

This makes the total capacity of the plant to be 158 MW. 

The solar park was built with a budget of 175 million USD.  The plant implements a cost-effective design with novel tracker solutions and converter units that accelerate installation and activation of PV units, resulting in increased production. A new commissioning approach was also introduced, centered on a stronger synergy with on-site contractors and remote commissioning support. It allowed a 70 percent decrease in the average time to get the unit into operation.

It is situated in a region with a high amount of solar radiation, and its commissioning will contribute significantly to Brazil's demand for clean energy generation. The plant can generate roughly 340 GWh annually, which is sufficient to cover the yearly energy needs of more than 166,000 Brazilian homes while preventing the release of about 198,000 tonnes of CO2.

 

 

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