Enel breaks ground on 158MW Lapa Solar Park in Brazil

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Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (EGPB), a subsidiary of Enel, has started construction of two solar facilities with a combined capacity of 158MW in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia.

Enel will invest US$175 million in the solar park, which is made up of the 80MW Bom Jesus da Lapa plant and the 78MW Lapa facility. The two plants will be able to generate close to 340GWh of electricity per year for the equivalent of more than 166,000 Brazilian households.

The Lapa solar park is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2017, having entered a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Brazilian Chamber of Commercialisation of Electric Energy (CCEE).

The project was awarded to the Enel Group during Brazil's reserve energy auction for solar in August 2015, in which Enel also won two other major projects, Horizonte MP (103MW) and Nova Olinda (292MW).

Earlier this year, PV Tech looked in detail at Enel’s 254MW Ituverava facility in Brazil, which is also under construction.

Enel currently has a total installed capacity of 506MW renewable energy in Brazil, of which just 12MW comes from solar. However, the firm also has 807MW of solar in development.

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