Brazil's solar generation surges 86.6% y/y in H1 2019

Solar photovoltaic plant in Brazil

August 27 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's solar power output for the first half of the year stood at 485 average megawatts (MWa), marking a 86.6% year-on-year jump, according to data from the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

At the end of the period in question, there were 86 operational solar parks in the country, a 56.4% increase year-on-year. Bahia state was the top producer of solar power in the first half of 2019 with 173 MWa, the agency said on Monday.

More details about the top three states in regards to solar power output are available in the table below.

State H1 output
Bahia 173 MWa
Minas Gerais 129 MWa
Piaui 67 MWa

CCEE additionally presented a ranking of the states with the highest solar capacity to date. Bahia is the leader with a total capacity of 652 MWa. Minas Gerais and Piaui follow with 523 MWa and 270 MWa, respectively.

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