From pv journal Brazil

Elera Renováveis ​​inaugurated a 1.2 GW photo voltaic complicated this week in Janaúba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The undertaking is the biggest operational PV facility in America.

Previous to the plant’s commissioning, the biggest operational PV undertaking in North and South America was the Villanueva undertaking, consisting of the 427 MW Villanueva I and 327 MW Villanueva III installations within the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Elera Renováveis ​​​​mentioned it invested BRL 4 billion ($819 million) within the Janaúba undertaking, which consists of 20 photo voltaic parks unfold over a floor of just about 3,000 hectares. The Brazilian renewables developer began building in January 2021.

In 2021, the Brazilian Improvement Financial institution (BNDES), authorized BRL 1.47 billion in financing for 14 crops within the complicated, equivalent to 72% of the entire deliberate funding of BRL 2.04 billion.

The complicated has monitoring programs from US-based Nextracker.

Janaúba has one of many highest concentrations of utility-scale photo voltaic tasks amongst Brazilian cities. It revealed a video clip to indicate the primary photographs of the massive facility on its YouTube channel.

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