Brazil distributed solar power generation hits 5GW

Brazil distributed solar power generation hits 5GW

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The renewable energy market continues to grow in Brazil. Last year, in June, the country reached the mark of 3 GW of installed power for solar energy generation and in November, 4GW. Now, less than a year later, it has reached 5 GW of energy generated by consumers from the sun. The number of DG photovoltaic power plants exceeds 400 thousand. For the Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation (ABGD), achieving this goal demonstrates the strength of the sector.

The figures represent not only the growth of the solar energy market, but also the impetus for this segment. For the president of ABGD, Carlos Evangelista, solar energy is the main source in terms of consumer empowerment, due to its versatility and adaptability. “The sun is abundant from the north to the south of the country. In addition, solar panels can be installed in various locations such as land, roofs, sheds and even vertical walls, and in a modular way, in the most diverse sizes and configurations. It is a technology that has brought jobs, sustainability, savings in energy costs and development throughout Brazil ”, he explains.

This year, Brazil may become one of the three largest distributed generation (DG) markets with solar energy in the world this year. The forecast is that in 2021, even under the pandemic, DG should generate more than 150 thousand jobs, collect more than R $ 4 billion in taxes, in addition to bringing to the country around R $ 15 billion in direct investments.


The Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation (ABGD), the largest Brazilian association in the renewable energy sector, has more than 900 members, including solution providers, EPCs, integrators, distributors, manufacturers, companies of different sizes and segments, in addition to professionals and academics, who have in common the direct or indirect performance in distributed generation. It was founded in 2015 to give legitimacy to the demands of companies dedicated to micro and mini-generation of electric energy from clean and renewable sources. ABGD represents and defends the interests of its associates with government agencies, class entities, regulatory bodies, sector agents, and more than that, it works to disseminate DG to different sectors of society, incorporating the concepts of sustainability, financial return, legal certainty, energy efficiency and predictability of expenses with respect to the generation and consumption of energy at or near the consumption site.