Brazil Pledges Target of 45% Renewable Energy by 2050

For the government of Jair Bolsonaro and his successors to even get close to a total of 45% of energy being supplied by solar installations, industry must step up in the very near future.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has now moved past the 7 gigawatts (GW) mark of total installed renewable energy sources – and has set the ambitious level of 45% of its energy needs being generated in similar form by 2050.

Compared to other high-population nations elsewhere in the world, Brazil is lagging in renewables installations, but the nation has just moved past the 3 GW mark on installed large-scale solar, and is also reported to have a further 4 GW of remote-generation solar in place.

In the past eight years, investment in solar – the leading form of renewable . . .

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