SunEdison to build Brazils largest solar PV project

SunEdison MEMC Electronic Materials Petrobras solar Brazil

SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (NYSE: WFR), has signed an agreement with Petrobras to build a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Brazil. It is expected to begin operations by the end of the year.

This project also includes the construction of a 10 kW experimental platform, or model plant, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Department of Electrical Engineering's Laboratory of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy.

The plant will be located in Alto do Rodrigues, Rio Grande do Norte adjacent to the Thermoelectric Plant Jesus Soares Pereira that belongs to Termoacu S.A., of which the major stakeholder is Petrobras. It will use SunEdison 3.672 Silvantis PV solar modules and A90 solar trackers. The National Interconnected System will receive the output.

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