RIO – Brazil has exceeded the historic mark of 10 gigawatts of operating capacity for a solar PV source, in large plants and small and medium-sized systems installed on roofs, facades and grounds, Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Association (ABSOLAR).
“Together, photovoltaic systems account for more than 70% of the hydroelectric plant’s capacity in ItaipuThe second largest company in the world and the largest in Latin America. The authority said in a statement that this enhances the strategic role of technology in supplying the country with electricity, which is essential for the resumption of national economic growth.
With the brand, the country became one of the 15 countries with the highest installed solar power generation capacity, a list that is led by China (253.8 GW), followed by the United States (73.8 GW) and Japan (68.6 GW). Brazil is the only Latin American country in the top 15 list, prepared by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
According to Absolar, the solar energy source has already brought to Brazil more than R$52.7 billion in new investment and created more than 300,000 jobs backlogged since 2012. In doing so, it avoided emitting 10.7 million tons of carbon dioxide in electricity generation.
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