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Wind and solar make up 97.5% of Brazil's new capacity in August

Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel has announced that solar and wind power represent 97.5% of the 1,238.6 MW of new power generation capacity installed across the country in August.

Solar power accounted for more than half of the new deployments, with 774.7 MW installed last month with 15 new power plants. Wind parks added 462.8 MW to the grid.

Thermal and small hydropower plants accounted for 17.1 MW and 14 MW, respectively.

In the first eight months of 2023, Brazil connected 6,925.1 MW to the national grid, with solar and wind representing 89.9% of the newly installed capacity this year.

At the end of last month, Brazil had 195.6 GW of power generation capacity in operation, of which 83.78% comes from renewable energy.


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