December 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of December has increased by 7.3% year-on-year to 4,867 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share went up to 7.3% from 6.8% a previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
The electricity generated by Brazil's other renewable sources also rose in the first 15 days of December. Solar power went up to 367 MWa from 156 MWa, while hydropower power generation increased to 55,843 MWa from 48,542 MWa. Biomass plants' output climbed to 2,395 MWa from 2,331 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 1% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 67,036 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).