Enerray, a company 100% controlled by Seci Energia (Maccaferri Industrial Group) through Enerray Usinas Fotovoltaicas, has won the Enel Green Power bid related to the construction of a new solar farm situated in the region of Ituverava, Brazil.
Construction of the solar farm, which is located in the State of Bahia in Brazil’s northeast, began in December 2015 and will have a total installed capacity of 254 MWp. Its estimated annual energy production will be around 500 GWh and the plant is scheduled to enter into operation by the end of 2017. The solar farm is expected to integrate single-axis trackers that allow the photovoltaic modules to vary their orientation during the day, depending on the position of the sun. This is the largest solar power plant to be built by Enel Green Power and will undoubtedly help meet Brazil’s fast-growing electricity demand. According to latest data, construction in this country is expected to grow at an average rate of 4% per annum up to 2020.
“We believe that Brazil, a country in which our Group has been undertaking industrial activities for over 50 years, represents a great opportunity in the near future: in fact, it is market that offers considerable growth perspectives in both the medium- and long-term. Enerray aims to become a benchmark leader in Brazil’s renewable sector. Starting to build up the country’s largest solar farm is an achievement that makes us very proud and shows how important Brazil is for us”, commented Michele Scandellari, Enerray’s CEO.