Tags: Brazil

Brazil sees solar boom ahead of cut in subsidies for new projects

Power utilities and developers are rushing to register solar projects in Brazil, one of the most promising markets for renewables, as it prepares to cut subsidies for new solar installations and wind farms, according to a report by consultancy ePowerBay. Spain’s Iberdrola, France’s Voltalia, EDF, Italy’s Enel and Portugal’s EDP Renewables are among the main […]

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SECI Solar Tender, India Utility wins IGSF Gold, Nextracker, Sungrow SG75CX, Sangam Renewables and more

This Week’s Solar News Wrap includes, SECI  Tender for solar project in Rajasthan, BSES Rajdhani wins IGSF Gold Innovation Award, Nextracker to Supply Smart Solar Trackers for Brazil, Sungrow Launches 75 kW String Inverter, Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026, Fortum and RDIF and more SECI floats tender for 1,785 MW of Solar Projects in […]

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UNICA’s #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign highlights importance of ethanol to control air quality in India

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), announced the launch of #BringBackMyBlueSky campaign to highlight the benefits of ethanol in India. The campaign was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 in Greater Noida. As part of this launch, an engaging display screen has been setup that will allow visitors to click themselves with popular sites in India, […]

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2000 new fires have started in the Amazon, 48h after government burning ban

Despite of the Brazilian government’s most recent efforts to stop the deforestation of the region new fires continue to crop up in the Amazon forest. According to a report the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) satellite data shows that in the 48 hours after the Brazilian government’s ban on burning, issued Thursday, there have […]

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Canadian Solar sells 80% interest in 482.6 MWp Brazilian solar project portfolio

Canadian Solar has announced the signing of an agreement for the sale of its 80% interest in a 482.6 MWp portfolio of contracted solar projects in Brazil to Nebras Power Investment Management B.V., a Dutch affiliate of Nebras/ These projects are in advanced stages of development with construction expected to begin in 2019.  Canadian Solar […]

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EDF Renewables and Canadian Solar Secure US$373million Financing

EDF Renewables and Canadian Solar today announced their jointly-owned 399 MWp Pirapora solar complex in Brazil has successfully raised a total of 1.39 billion Brazilian reais (US$373 million) via multiple project finance sources. EDF Renewables owns 80% of the complex while Canadian Solar owns the remaining 20% stake. The 191.5 MWp Pirapora I solar power project raised […]

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Brazil cuts greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced its emission from deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 610 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to its 2020 target of 564 million tonnes. In […]

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JA Solar to supply 8.1MW Mono PERC Modules for a solar plant in Brazil

JA Solar has announced that it will supply 8.1MW of its high-efficiency mono PERC modules to the first solar power plant utilizing PERC modules in Brazil. Located in Minas Gerais, this project marks the country’s first ground-mounted utility-scale solar power plant to adopt PERC technology. The solar plant was acquired by Sindustrial, a leading construction and electrical panel […]

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Canadian Solar Selected for a 112 MWp Solar Power Project in Brazil

Canadian Solar has been awarded a 112 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil in the country’s A-4 auction that was just held in December. Canadian Solar will develop and build the project. Construction is planned to start in 2020 and the project is expected to reach commercial operation before January 2021. The 112 […]

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