RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In all, installations total 8.6 gigawatts (GW) of power, equivalent to about 2/3 of the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant's power.
A large share of this solar energy generation is concentrated in households, which account for 76.6% of consumers who use the technology, according to ABSOLAR.
Next come trade and service sectors (13.4%), rural producers (7.6%), industries (2.1%), public authorities (0.3%) and other types, such as public services (0.03%) and public lighting (0.01%).
Solar energy has been growing rapidly in Brazil in recent years, driven as much . . .