Brazil's solar generation jumps 73% y/y in 1st half of Dec

Solar farm in Brazil. Author: Otávio Nogueira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output in the first 15 days of December 2019 jumped to 661 average megawatts (MWa) from 382 MWa in the same period a year ago for a 72.9% increase.

Wind generation also rose, to 6,043 MWa from 4,874 MWa. Its share in the mix went up to 9% from 7.3%, shows data published in the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE)'s InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Biomass power generation went up to 2,265 MWa from 2,233 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 47,964 MWa, down from 53,890 MWa a year back.

Overall electricity generation decreased 0.1% year-on-year in the first half of December, with 66,910 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 63,729 MWa, or 0.3% less than a year earlier.

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