French renewable energy company Voltalia has broken ground on its first solar PV plant in Brazil.
Construction has just begun on the 4MW Oiapoque plant, located in the state of Amapa.
Voltalia won the Oiapoque tender in 2014 and aims to commission its new plant in Q3 2017. The company worked closely with Martifer Solar on the deal, utilising the latter’s experience in solar plant design.
The plant’s transmission line is owned by Voltalia and power will be sold to a nearby substation owned by a local utility under a 15-year contract.
This solar plant s part of a greater hdyro/thermal project; once completed it will consist of 4MW of solar, 12MW of thermal and 7.5MW of hydro.