Solar Energy Pilot Program to Be Tested in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To relieve the pressure on hydroelectric plants, which today supply more than seventy percent of Brazil’s electricity, the country’s government is testing a pilot project where solar energy will be used in hydroelectric reservoirs. The pilot project is expected to start within the next 120 days, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

“We are adding technological innovation, more transmission lines, diversifying our energy generation source, introducing solar energy in a more vigorous manner and combining solar energy with hydroelectric energy," Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?