Brazil to get its first grid connected solar plant

Solaria of Spain is to build its first solar power plant in Brazil with the help of Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais, according to Spanish newspaper Cinco Días.
The photovoltaic (PV) plant is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2011, the report said.
The PV plant will be located in the southeast of the country in the state of Minas Gerais and will be have a capacity of 3 MW.
According to Solaria, the plant will be the "largest installation of this type of renewable energy to be plugged into Brazil's network."
Solaria's new generation solar modules are said to have been a key factor in it securing the award of the contract.
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