Enel grid-connects 11-MW solar capacity to hybrid project

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Enel Green Power, the Italian clean energy company, has grid-connected 11 megawatts of solar power capacity to a hybrid complex in Brazil.

Fontes Solar I and II form part of the first solar-wind hybrid project of Enel in Brazil. The solar arrays are being added to Fontes dos Ventos wind farm, located in the northeastern state of Pernambuco.

The solar projects are expected to produce more than 17 gigawatt hours annually and are covered by 20-year power purchase agreements.

Power production from hybrid projects is more stable owing to continuous production by one source or the other.

And jointly with the 80-megawatt wind project the project is expected to produce 340 GWh a year, which is the equivalent of annual consumption of 170,000 homes in the country.

The total installed capacity of Enel in Brazil has risen to 388 megawatts since the integration of the solar projects.

And a larger portion of the capacity comprises wind and hydro projects.

Enel had become the largest player in Brazil’s solar industry by winning 254 MW last November.

Ajith Kumar S