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Brazil Adds 6 GW of New PV Capacity in First Four Months of 2024

published: 2024-05-29 17:22

Between January and April, Brazil saw the addition of 6 GW of new PV capacity. ABSolar, the Brazilian PV association, reports that the country's cumulative solar capacity has now reached 43 GW. Notably, approximately 24 GW of this capacity comes from PV systems below 75 kW in size.

PV association ABSolar reports that Brazil's installed solar capacity has exceeded 43 GW. Of this total, approximately 29.2 GW is attributed to distributed-generation PV systems under 5 MW, while 13.8 GW is derived from large-scale PV plants over 5 MW. ABSolar further indicates that roughly 24 GW of the distributed-generation capacity consists of PV systems under 75 kW in size.

Between January and May of this year, Brazil saw the addition of 6 GW of solar energy to its national electrical mix. As a result, the share of photovoltaic (PV) energy now constitutes 18.2% of the total installed capacity in the Brazilian electricity mix.

The rapid expansion of solar energy underscores the increasing popularity and appeal of photovoltaic technology in Brazil, remarked Ronaldo Koloszuk, Chairman of the Board for Absolar. This trend is evident not only among consumers in residential, commercial, and rural settings but also in the expansion of the National Interconnected System through the development of larger solar plants.

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