A survey by the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ABSOLAR) shows that the sector has reversed more than R$ 9 billion ($1.6 bn) in the last eight years with taxes on equipment installed in distributed generation projects connected to the national electricity system. According to ABSOLAR, the source has already generated more than R$ 31 billion ($5.6 bn) in private investments in the country, creating about 180 thousand jobs.
Ibama rejected the application for a preliminary license to install the offshore wind farm Caucaia, in Ceará. The 598 MW project is a partnership between the Italian company Imprese and Sviluppo and the businessman Lucio Bonfim. The environmental impact study (EIA/Rima) was rejected and the preliminary license was denied for the second time, due to deficiencies in port solutions and impacts on the beach of the Ceará coast.
Bus manufacturer Marcopolo presents the Attivi Express, its new model of articulated urban bodywork dedicated to electric propulsion chassis. The model is part of the launch of the project of the first light vehicle on 100% electric in Brazil. The supply of the VLPs will be the responsibility of BYD, global leader in the manufacture and commercialisation of electric vehicles, which chose Marcopolo as a partner in the development of this pioneering model in Brazil.
With a mostly clean energy matrix and a history of initiatives to develop more sustainable fuels with ethanol and biodiesel, Brazil is preparing for the second generation of biofuels with a focus on green diesel, also known as renewable diesel, HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) or renewable Paraffin Diesel.
StartSe, dedicated to photovoltaic power generation, will inaugurate the construction of a solar plant in Ceará. The structure will be in Potengi and intends to supply up to 5 thousand homes. In total 25 thousand photovoltaic modules of 400w of power each will be implemented, totalling a plant with power of 10 MW. Ceará occupies a prominent position as a centralised solar energy producer in the country, with a total of 950.1 MW of power.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Brazilian agribusiness advanced 4.65% in the first five months of the year compared to the same period in 2019, the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) reported in a statement. According to the CNA, the increase in prices was one of the factors that drove the GDP, both in agriculture and livestock.
The free-market wind projects under the Special Regime of Incentives for Infrastructure Development (Reidi), from January 2018 to July 2020, represent more than R$ 21 billion ($4.2 bn) in investments, according to a study by ePowerBay. In total, there are 136 wind projects with 4,677 MW of power, distributed in eight Brazilian states.
The National Electrical Energy Agency (Aneel) approved the announcement of the transmission auction to be held in December. There will be 25 transmission lines and 12 substations. The works will require investments of R$ 7.350 billion ($1.4 bn) and delivery time between 42 and 60 months. It is estimated that 15 thousand jobs will be generated. The contracts will have a 30-year term.
The São Fernando 1 wind power plant received a positive opinion from Aneel, releasing tests on the UG11 to UG16 wind turbines, totalling 20.8 MW of installed capacity in São Bento do Norte (RN). Another test release was for CGH Laje de Pedra, comprising two generating units and totalling 3 MW of capacity in the municipality of Concórdia (SC).
A pilot project for the installation of solar panels in public schools in Paraná will start operating this year. According to the government, 224 schools will be covered with a total investment of R$ 46.5 million ($ 9.4mm). According to SEDU secretary, João Carlos Ortega, the target is that the program reaches 180 municipalities in Paraná in one year. Throughout the state, 5,500 schools will be able to adopt the solar generation system.