Enerray fast forward with Brazil’s Largest Solar Plant
In just 6 months, works are proceeding fastly in the 254 MWp Plant
Bologna, June 30th – Just six months have passed and Brazil’s largest solar Plant is already taking shape. Enerray, is in charge of the EPC and O&M of Brazil’s largest solar installation, located in the city of Ituverava and is moving fast with its works: 31.893 poles were already installed at the end of june and further 133.280 are expected.
Enerray plans to complete the Plant in 7 months, an outstanding aim and success for the company owned by Maccaferri Group. Evidence of the progress is also proven by the fact that on June 23th the first panels of the so-called tracker structure have been mounted.
The 254 MWp solar plant, one of the largest in the world, is located in the State of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil. The estimated annual energy production will be approximately 500 GWh and construction will be completed by 2017. The photovoltaic panels will feature single-axis trackers to allow the modules to change positions during the day depending on the position of the sun to maximize output.
This is the largest solar power plant in the Country and has been developed by Enerray, which through Enerray Usinas Fotovoltaicas, was appointed this project by winning Enel Green Power’ tender.
“We believe that Brazil, a country in which we have been working for more than 50 years, represents a great opportunity for more renewable power generation in the near future. Infact, it is a market that shows a very significant growth potential considering both mid and long range needs. Enerray intends to become a benchmark leader in this country in the renewable power sector. Building the largest solar plant in the country is an achievement that makes us very proud and shows how important Brazil is for our company,” said Michele Scandellari, Enerray’s CEO.
In addition to Ituverava, Enerray is going to realize a further project of more than 100 MWp: a full-commitment to the development of clean energy.
Surface: 550 hectares
Nr. of modules: 805.224
Nr. of trackers: 19.172
Cables: 5.474.913 meters
Nr. of inverters: 98