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Solar energy and the "big guys" in Brazil

Solar energy and the "big guys" in Brazil

A trend deserves to enter the radar of those who follow the electric power sector.

Large energy groups, particularly those that control electric power distributors, will invest heavily in solar farms.

With the exponential fall in the cost of th installed kW of solar photovoltaic in recent years, this alternative will become a significant portion in the portfolio of large energy groups. 

This expectation stems from what is happening in developed countries, particularly in the United States, where solar power is gradually replacing thermal power plants.

The reason is simple: the "technical" price of this energy is in the range of USD 30/MWh, while the regulated rates (weighting peak and off-peak) reach about USD 90/MWh . So there is room to capture opportunities.

How will this trend affect the market? Do not hesitate to contact me to evaluate this scenario!

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Matt Chester on Jul 11, 2019 10:32 am GMT

Will the main solar investment in Brazil be in utility-scale plants-- those large ones you mention-- or will there be equal or greater investment in the distributed on-site solar generation?

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Rafael Herzberg on Jul 11, 2019 6:07 pm GMT

What we are seeing in Brazil is a mix of solutions. My guess is power distribution companies going for utility-scale. Lots of other guys in the PV arena will contnue to develop rooftop or even projects up to 5 MW given the hefty subsidies.

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