Solar and wind power generation grows in Brazil

In the month of June, Brazil obtained a growth of 165.6 megawatts (MW) in the electrical matrix. Of this total, 87.6 MW are from wind farms, 49.6 MW from photovoltaic solar generation and 28.4 MW from thermoelectric plants. The calculations were made by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel).

Wind energy represented 53% of the verified generation expansion.

Expansion in the first half of 2022 was 2,328 megawatts, with new projects in 13 states in four Brazilian regions. The states with the highest increase are: Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia and Paraná.

The total installed capacity in Brazil, until June, was 183,593.3 MW, according to data from the Aneel Generation Information System. Of this total in operation, 83.14% of the plants are powered by sources considered sustainable, with low greenhouse gas emissions.