August 19, 2022
Solar energy becomes the third largest source in the Brazilian electricity matrix |  Globo newspaper

Solar energy becomes the third largest source in the Brazilian electricity matrix | Globo newspaper

According to a survey conducted by the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Association (Absolar), Solar energy has become the third largest source of the Brazilian electricity matrix – Before thermal power plants using natural gas and biomass. The research also shows that the technology adds up to 16.4 gigawatts of applied capacity.

Now, the installed capacity of solar energy in the country is only behind hydro and wind energy.

The difference between natural gas and biomass sources is small. But what excites this sector most is that in the past ten years, This market has only seen growth. Progress is primarily driven by solar power generation in homes.

Many people end up choosing to install solar panels to reduce their lighting bill. at the moment, 70% Of the solar energy produced here comes from small systems installed on the rooftops of homes, businesses and rural properties.

According to the vice president of the association representing the sector, another reason for the growth of this method is Increasing the financing lines in the country to encourage the generation of solar energy.

“Today there are more than 100 financing lines available to consumers who want to generate their own energy. Some even allow them to swap their electricity bill for financing installments, and the increases in the electricity bill that we have seen steadily since 2015,” explains Barbara Rubim.

Another factor that should benefit from this year’s sector numbers: the legal framework for solar power generation.

Doing excercise, Exempting companies and consumers who join the solar energy system in 2022 from the taxes stipulated in the new law until 2045, that is, for the next 23 years. From January 7 next year, consumers who want to generate their own energy will be taxed.