According to EDP, the solar complex is comprised of five parks and will have an annual production capacity of 547,000 MWh, distributed by nearly 600,000 photovoltaic panels.
EDP inaugurated on Friday its largest solar park in the world, located in Brazil. The mega photovoltaic complex, with an installed capacity of 252 MW, is based in São Paulo and is so far the largest ever developed, built and operated by the Portuguese company.
EDP has plans to develop more projects of the same dimension in the region, in the medium/long term.
According to the company led by Miguel Stilwell, the solar complex comprises five parks and will have an annual production capacity of 547,000 MWh, distributed by nearly 600,000 photovoltaic panels. The energy generated annually will be enough to supply a city with over 750,000 inhabitants.
The “Pereira Barreto project represents the company’s commitment to the diversification, in this case, in photovoltaic solar energy. Brazil is a key market for the materialization of our Business Plan. We even expect to inaugurate, in the medium and long term, other similar projects in the region”, said Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade, CEO of EDP and EDP Renováveis, present at the inauguration.
The event was also attended by João de Altayr Domingues, Mayor of Pereira Barreto, and Cassiano Quevedo Rosas de Ávila, State Under-Secretary of Energy and Mining.
The photovoltaic park, now inaugurated, has contributed to the creation of 1,500 jobs, more than half (56%) at a local level.