Brazil's Northeast hits 1,164 MW of peak solar generation on Sunday

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November 12 (Renewables Now) - Solar farms in the Brazilian Northeast have hit peak generation of 1,164 MW this past Sunday, a new record for the redion, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced.

The volume produced by photovoltaic (PV) farms accounted for 12.6% of the region's load on that day. The previous record was 1,142 MW, registered on October 6, 2019, according to data from ONS.

When it comes to average solar generation throughout the day, the last record was recorded on October 30 at 431 average megawatts (MWa). This amount corresponds to a 3.9% participation in the Northeast's load. The previous record was 423 MWa, set on September 15, 2019.

Earlier this week, the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) announced that the country's solar power output in October 2019 jumped to 683 average megawatts (MWa) from 390 MWa, a 75.3% increase year-on-year.

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