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Brazil reaches 10 GW solar energy generation capacity

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has surpassed the mark of 10 gigawatts (GW) of operational power in photovoltaic solar energy generation, according to a survey by the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR).

In large plants, classified as "centralized generation," there are 3.5 GW of installed capacity in photovoltaic plants, equivalent to 1.9% of the country's electricity matrix.

There are 6.5 GW in the "distributed generation" segment, which involves small and medium-sized systems installed on rooftops, façades, and on land.

According to ABSOLAR, solar power has resulted in over R$52.7 (US$9 . . .

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