Thursday, June 4, 2015

12.5GW of Brazilian PV projects to go head-to-head in August auction

article originally published on, in June 3rd, 2015

PVT - More than 12.5GW of solar PV projects have been given the green light to participate in Brazil's latest round of reserve energy auctions.

The country's Energy Research Company (EPE), announced at the end of last week that 382 PV projects have been accredited, making up 12,528MW of capacity in total, ahead of the tender process taking place on 14 August.

According to an EPE statement, the total capacity of prospective bidders exceeds the total capacity of a vast 11GW hydro power plant, Belo Monte, being built in the country.