South America’s ‘largest’ solar photovoltaic project is up and running


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A 475 megawatt (MW) section of what is being described by energy firm the Enel Group as South America’s “largest” solar photovoltaic (PV) facility has started operations.

In an announcement Monday, the Enel Group said the 475 MW chunk of the Sao Goncalo solar PV plant, in the northeast of Brazil, had been connected to the grid and would be able to produce more than 1,200 gigawatt hours annually when “fully up and running.”

Photovoltaic refers to a way of directly converting light from the sun into electricity.

Work on an additional 133 MW section of the project began last August and will bring Sao Goncalo’s total capacity to 608 MW when finished. At…


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