Our first plant, in São José de Mipibu (RN), will have an installed capacity of 1 megawatt and its first module is already in operating condition. The region was especially chosen because it receives an annual average of more than 310 days of sunshine per year - that is, more than 10 months.
And did you know that the Northeast region (which includes most of the 26 plants in our project) is the most appropriate in the country to receive solar photovoltaic plants?
The so-called Brazilian Solarimetric Atlas, developed by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) highlights that the Northeast "has the greatest solar potential" in the country, with an average value of the total daily global horizontal irradiation of 5.49 kWh/m². The Center-West region, for example, has an average value of horizontal global radiation of 5,07 kWh/m². The Southeast, on the other hand, has a potential of 5.06 kWh/m²; the North, 4.64 kWh/m² and the South, 4.53 kWh/m²;
Not by chance are the states in the region among the leaders in terms of centralized generation projects for the coming years, according to data from the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (Absolar). Bahia, second in this ranking (the first state and Minas Gerais), currently has about 1.4 gigawatts in operation and another 7 gigawatts in projects. In third place, Piauí has 1.3 gigawatts in operation and 5.6 gigawatts under construction or under evaluation. And the fourth place, Rio Grande do Norte (where we are installing the São José de Mipibu plant) has a current capacity of 179.5 gigawatts in plants already built and 4.8 gigawatts in new projects.
We bet on this region, which has a true vocation for solar energy. A clean energy and with business potential.