Brazil: ENEL wins solar energy contract in Pernambuco
ENEL Green Power (EGP) has won long-term energy supply contracts in Pernambuco state’s public tender for solar power, with two photovoltaic projects for a total of 11 megawatts. The two neighbouring installations will be located in Pernambuco, in the north-east Brazil. In the same region, EGP is building Fonte dos Ventos, an 80 megawatt wind energy plant to which both photovoltaic plants will be linked. Once fully up and running, the photovoltaic plant will produce over 17 GWh per year.
Enel Green Power has also won 20-year contracts to sell a set quantity of electricity produced by the two installations. The 11 megawatts of solar energy should be added to the 503 megawatts of wind and hydroelectric power production that EGP won in Brazil’s public tenders in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the 93 megawatts of hydroelectric capacity already operating in the country.
Still in the photovoltaic sector, Enel Green Power is also building a 1.2 megawatt thin-film solar plant that will provide some of the energy needed for construction work on the Salto Apiacas, Capeza de Boi and Fazenda hydro-electric facilities in Brazil’s Mato Grosso State. Source: InfoMercatiEsteri. More news, in Italian, from Turkey, Panama, Spain, Bulgaria, the EU and Norway.