More than 400 thousand consumer units operate distributed photovoltaic solar production in Brazil
Investment in this sector has overcome 19 billion real barriers and since 2012 there are more than 110 thousand jobs.
The number is provided by the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Association (ABSOLAR), but the numbers do not stop there. According to the entity, there is more than 3.8 GW of installed capacity, as well as more than 19 billion real new investments since 2012.
At the top of the list of these 400 thousand consumer units are our household consumers – 6.8% of all consumer units are photovoltaic. Then companies from the trade and services sector with 20.2%, rural consumers with 8.0%, industry with 2.6%, the public sector with 0.4% and other non-public services with 0.03% and public lighting with 0.01%!
In terms of the amount of energy installed, we have consumers in the trade and services sectors with 38.8%, then household consumers with 38.0%, rural consumers with 13.2%, industry sectors with 8.8%, public opinion with 1 , 1% and finally other types, such as public services with 0.1% and public lighting with 0.02%!
Compensation for consumer units
ABSOLAR indicates that more than 400 thousand consumer units receive energy credit compensation from more than 318 thousand grid-connected systems.
Photovoltaics is available in more than 5,000 municipalities and all states in Brazil. The main leaders in distributed solar energy are Uberlândia (MG), Cuiabá (MT), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Fortaleza (CE) and Teresina (PI).
A study of the company’s figures also shows that last year Brazil saw an increase of 214 thousand new consumer units with distributed photovoltaic production, a figure above the increase of 118% over the previous period.
Ronald Koloshuk, president of ABSOLAR, said that “Photovoltaic production in Brazil has grown by an average of 231% per year over the last 7 years. Developments that only benefited those who have and do not have a photovoltaic system at home”.
The association also concludes that despite the development of recent years and confidence in one of the best solar resources on the planet, Brazil still has a very small distributed energy market, with just over 86 million electricity consumers and less than 0.5% of its population using solar energy to generate electricity.
Rodrigo Sauaia, CEO of ABSOLAR, emphasized that “In the future, solar energy will have an increasingly strategic impact on the country’s economic development, especially at this time to help rebuild the economy after a pandemic, as it is one of the renewable energy sources that creates more jobs worldwide.”.
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