Brazil's solar generation grows 51% in July

Solar photovoltaic plant in Brazil

August 8 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the month of July has increased by 51.2% year-on-year to 534 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Wind generation also went up to 6,883 MWa from 6,804 MW and its share in the mix inched slightly up to 11.2% from 11.0%, according to data published in CCEE's InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Hydropower generation went up to 40,104 MWa from 38,470 MWa. Biomass power, on the other hand, went down to 4,330 MWa from 4,778 MWa.

Overall electricity generation decreased 0.8% year-on-year last month, with 61,250 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 58,876 MWa, 1.1% less than in 2018, CCEE noted.

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