ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, and the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, inaugurated today, 8/29, an important solar generation park in the Brazilian Midwest. The venture, located in the state of Goiás, belongs to the diRoma Group and consists of 26 distributed generation projects located in the municipality of Caldas Novas (GO) and has an installed capacity of 5.6 MWp, capable of serving the equivalent of 4,265 families .
“When I look to the right and see a mini farm or an urban farm with photovoltaic plates, I get emotional. Also for entrepreneurship, which is difficult to undertake in the country. We are helping in this matter with the support of deputies from the Goiás bench to make Brazil lighter, with less bureaucracy and fewer rules ”, said the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro.
With resources originated from nature – solar radiation -, the use of the solar source to generate electricity is a strong ally to the preservation of the environment. In 20 years, the plant inaugurated today will prevent around 12,053 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to the planting of 956 thousand trees.
“The magnitude of the undertaking demonstrates the capacity of the hotel sector in this important tourist region to invest in infrastructure, generate jobs and income, contributing to the development of the country,” said Minister Bento Albuquerque. A report carried by Energía Limpia XXI states thtat according to data from the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), there are currently 3,900 solar plants, of central generation, in operation throughout the country. In distributed generation, Brazil has more than 280 thousand plants, with approximately 3,600 MW of installed power. . Of this amount, 198 MW refer to 12,252 plants located in the state of Goiás, of which 43% (5,290) were connected to the network from January to mid-August this year.
Encouraging the generation of clean and renewable electricity is one of the flags of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), which this year won the exemption from import taxes for solar energy equipment and the creation of “green debentures”. According to the Decennial Electricity Plan 2029 (PDE 2029), according to current rules, the installed capacity of the solar source in centralized projects will increase from 2.1 GW to 10.6 GW in 10 years and the distributed generation will reach the mark of 11 GW.
MME’s strategic vision is to invest in the diversification of the matrix, increasing the insertion of renewable sources with greater economic rationality. Currently, clean sources (hydroelectric, wind, biomass and solar) represent around 83% of the installed capacity of Brazilian electric power generation, placing Brazil’s electric matrix among the cleanest in the world.
The inauguration event also counted on the participation of the MME Electric Energy Secretary, Rodrigo Limp, reinforcing the importance given by the Ministry for the solar generation sector, vital for the economic growth of the country. The Minister of the Institutional Security, General Augusto Heleno and the Governor of the State of Goiás, Ronaldo Caiado, the federal deputy, Magda Mofatto, the director of the National Electric Energy Agency, Efrain Pereira da Cruz, among other authorities.