Enel Green Power has started construction of two new photovoltaic plants with 11 megawatts of capacity in the municipality of Tacaratu, Pernambuco State, in northeast Brazil.
The Fontes Solar I and II will be Enel’s largest photovoltaic complex in Brazil. Once fully operational, their total output will exceed 17 GWh, equivalent to the energy needs of around 90 thousand Brazilian households.
Enel, which will invest US$18 million to construct the plants, owns and operates a 80-MW wind farm in the same area. Both solar projects have 20-year power-purchase agreements to deliver electricity to final customers in Pernambuco State.