Essentia begins operations at solar PV plant in Brazil

Essentia begins operations at solar PV plant in Brazil

26 Oct 2021

Essentia Energia has begun operations at the 475MWp Sol do Sertão photovoltaic complex project in Oliveira dos Brejinhos, Bahia state, Brazil.

The solar plant is claimed to be the second-largest solar energy complex in Brazil and the third-largest in Latin America, with an investment of R$1.4bn (US$250m).

In addition, the Brazilian development bank, BNDES, has arranged the largest project finance for a solar project, worth up to R$910m (US$167m), inked in October of last year.

The Sol do Sertão solar power plant, which covers an area of ​​over 1,000ha, features more than 1 million bifacial solar panels, 9,000 trackers and 122 inverters.

The solar power plant is expected to generate enough clean energy to power nearly 580,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 465,000 tons per year.

Essentia stated that the project employed over 1,600 workers during construction and was completed on schedule within 19 months.

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