Brazil's Nov solar generation increases 76% y/y

Oiapoque solar power plant (Brazil), photo by Voltalia

December 5 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in November 2019 jumped to 666 average megawatts (MWa) from 379 MWa in the same month of 2018 for an increase of 75.8%.

Wind generation was also up -- to 7,376 MWa from 7,205 MWa. Its share in the mix remained stable at 11%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Biomass power generation grew to 3,591 MWa from 2,940 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 43,304 MWa, down from 49,625 MWa a year back.

The overall electricity generation in the country increased 1.9% year-on-year in the 11th month of 2019, with 66,901 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,279 MWa, also 1.9% higher than a year earlier.

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