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Eletrosul, Brazil’s energy utility, advised that it has chosen Portuguese electronics and engineer Efacec and its Brazilian unit, Efacec do Brasil, to build its 1MW solar park. The consortium won the bid for Megawatt Solar by acknowledging that it can build the project for a total of US$4 million.
The consortium’s estimated value of completion is 15% below the budget set in the bidding announcement by Eletrosul. Eight companies submitted bids for the project, which is stipulated as having a deadline for the installation of eight months, starting from the signing of the contract.
The PV project will be built on the roof Eletrosul’s headquarters in Florianopolis, southern Santa Catarina state with the energy it produces being sold on the free market. It is expected that the project will generate around 1.2GWh per year.