In November, Brazil surpassed a new historic record in installed solar power, reaching 22 gigawatts (GW) with more than the capacity of large power plants for own generation systems of electric power on roofs, facades and small plots, or equivalent to 10.8% of the electrical matrix of the Country.
Second mapping of the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar), from January to the beginning of November of this year, solar energy grew 59.4%, jumping from 13.8 GW to 22 GW.
It is expected that soon the source will surpass the installed capacity of wind energy, currently at 23.2 GW, thus moving to second position in the Brazilian electrical matrix.
“In the last 150 days, the growth rate has been practically 1 GW per month, which places the source in the third position of the Brazilian electrical matrix,” he informed Absolar.
The growth, however, is being driven by its own generation of energy. There are practically 15 GW of installed power from the solar source, which is equivalent to investments of about R$ 82.9 billion since 2012, when this energy began to grow in the Country.
There is a centralized solar source, represented by large projects acquired in the government energy law, with more than 7 GW of installed power, or investments of about R$ 31.2 billion.
According to Absolar, since 2012 the solar source has brought to Brazil R$ 114.2 billion in new investments, more than R$ 35.7 billion in revenue from public coffers, and generated more than 660 thousand accumulated jobs.
With this, I also avoided the emission of 30.6 million tons of CO2 in the generation of electricity. Second or president of Absolar, Rodrigo Sauaia, the growth of the source strengthens the sustainability and competitiveness of two Brazilian productive sectors.
“Finally, Brazil agreed to solar energy and its benefits, whose accelerated growth will shortly place the photovoltaic source in second position in the national electrical matrix”, he affirmed, emphasizing that the source helps to diversify the supply of electrical energy in the country , reducing the pressure on water resources and the risk of further increases in the population’s electricity bill.
The push for the installation of solar energy systems is due in large part to the agreement signed between the National Congress, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) and the representative entities of the sector, which By Law No. 14,300/2022 that guarantees the maintenance of current income from the sector up to 2045 to consumers who will request the opinion of access to self-generation systems, renewable at 12 months from the date of publication of the law, a term that expires in January 2023.
Delays in the process of granting an opinion, therefore, the Federal deputy Celso Russomanno (Republicans-SP) raised to propose a Bill of Law (2,703/2022) that I see supported by two parliamentarians, second Sauaia, and that extends this deadline for more than 12 months.
Source: CNN Espanol