Largest Solar PV Plant In South America With 608 MW Capacity Under Construction

Enel energy firm announced that São Gonçalo solar power plant as the largest solar photovoltaic power plant has started its part of the operation. The construction of Sao Goncalo plant with total capacity of 608 MW was started in October 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020. The final part has been under construction with 133 MW capacity which is located in Piaui, northeast of Brazil.

According to EnelGreenPower, São Gonçalo is Enel’s first plant in Brazil to use bifacial solar modules that capture solar energy from both sides of the panel. The innovative modules are expected to increase power generation by up to 18%.

When completed, it will be capable of producing more than 1,500 GWh annually. It will also avoid the emission of over 860,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. 



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