Solar firms offer 28GW pipeline of total 51GW put forward for 28 May 2020 tender, scheduled after year when PV drew global eyes with US$17.5/MWh average tariffs.
‘Forget [regulator] Aneel … the tax will be ZERO’, controversial president tells social media users as he acts to block grid fee for net-metered installations in latest PV-friendly move.
Solar players reap combined 530MW in contracts of 2.9GW awarded to wind, hydro and thermal plants, with average PV prices the lowest at around US$20.5/MWh.
PV bids for 20-year supply deals at A-6 auction of 18 October will start at BRL209/MWh, opening up new avenue of government support for blossoming Brazilian PV scene.
Funding package of US$150m will finance solar and onshore wind projects that will generate 1,900 jobs.
Top markets Brazil and Mexico hold risks but also rewards if firms can look beyond headlines of political volatility, say local developers, lawyers and lobbyists approached for an upcoming PV Tech Power feature.
President gives formal all-clear to auctioning of PV to power water transfer as he attends opening of 1MW first phase of separate floating project.
President anticipates privately funded US$2bn-plus scheme for PV panels to fuel channelling of water towards country’s arid, poorer northeast.
Association hails plummeting solar costs ahead of next tender this June, with new figures showing industry has hit 2GW capacity mark.