German renewable energy company Ebitsch Energietechnik is to construct a solar PV factory in São José de Mipibu, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Ebitsch Energietechnik’s managing director Horst Ebitsch and the German secretary of state of economic development Roger Marino met last week to discuss the company’s investment options.
The first phase will require an investment of US$2.5 million. Ebitsch Energietechnik estimates annual revenue of US$8 million and the creation of 20 direct jobs and 40 indirect.
The state is also planning to build a renewable energy technology park in partnership with the Federal University, energy company Petrobras and research institutions.
Last year, Petrobras, in conjunction with Brazilian company CPFL Energia, received approval to commence construction of a US$11.4 million pilot project in Rio Grande de Norte. The company expects to first build a 10kW project to be grid connected in 2014 and later a 1.1MW solar park.
Further details on the PV facility and technology park were not divulged.