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Believing that solar energy is the best friend of the environment in Brazil, Elétron Energy will invest 900 million in renewable energies, in addition to consolidating existing projects of photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric sources

Written by Luciana Ramalhao
Published 30/12/2021 às 20:38
solar energy, environment, photovoltaic, renewable energy, hydropower
IMAGE: Renewable energies: caring for the environment gains momentum in 2022. SOURCE: Elétron Energy

Solar energy is the source of energy that generates the most jobs in the world, has high growth potential in the market for renewable energy production, in addition to being one of the most strategic energy sources to accelerate the sustainable development of Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar) recently announced that solar energy is one of the most strategic renewable energy sources for accelerating sustainable development in Brazil, in addition to being an ally of the environment. In our country, the potential for generating solar electricity is great even in places with less incidence of sunlight throughout the year. Elétron Energy will invest BRL 900 million in renewable energy projects by 2024, in addition to consolidating other photovoltaic, wind and hydroelectric source projects.

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Renewable energy sources bring several advantages in their use, as they are considered environmentally friendly energy sources, minimally harming the planet compared to conventional energy sources. Despite representing only 2% of the national energy matrix so far, this source of clean energy has already avoided the emission of 13,6 million tons of CO2 in electricity generation.

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Solar energy ensures relief in consumers' budgets and ensures return on investment and a good profit margin at the end of the equipment's life cycle

The photovoltaic solar panel, better known as a solar panel, is an equipment composed of photovoltaic solar panels interconnected in series to capture solar energy to convert sunlight into electrical energy. These power generation boards are so efficient that they have an average durability of 30 years, thus ensuring the return on investment for installation and a good profit margin at the end of the equipment's life cycle. In addition, there is an environmental gain in the exchange of sources such as thermoelectric and nuclear energy (which are part of the Brazilian electrical system) for energy from the sun, which is non-polluting and considered an inexhaustible source of resources.

According to the CEO and founder of Elétron Energy, André Cavalcanti, solar energy has been widespread, especially for those looking to relieve their budget. For him, free consumers, who are self-producers of energy, generate a financial benefit in the tariffs of sectorial charges that must be paid to the distributor and to the CCEE, as well as add an imponderable value in the production of the company's product.

Solar energy is the renewable source that generates the most jobs on the planet and Brazil has great potential for energy generation even in places with lower incidence of sunlight

Only in the year 2019, the solar energy market in Brazil grew more than 212%, reaching the mark of 2,4 GW installed. According to Aneel data, R$ 4,8 billion have already been invested in the installation of more than 110 mini and micro generation photovoltaic systems, generating 15 jobs, in addition to being good for the environment. 

Still according to Aneel, the year 2022 foresees even more increase in the Brazilian electricity bill. Due to the water and economic crises, the energy sector has been increasingly suffering from high costs. In this way, it is believed that the post-pandemic will be even more promising for the solar energy market. 

In times of economy in need of encouragement, another piece of good news from the solar energy sector is that, according to research by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), solar energy is responsible for more than a third of the more than 11 million jobs from renewable sources in the world, being considered the renewable source that generates the most jobs on the planet

In Brazil, data from the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ABSOLAR) revealed that the sum of installed power (MW) in the country increased from 7MW in 2012 to 7.766 MW in 2020. By 2024, Aneel estimates that more than 1 million consumers must start generating their own energy. The total investments planned until 2025 are R$ 25,8 billion. 

A Electron Energy will invest BRL 900 million in renewable energy projects by 2024. According to the CEO, André Cavalcanti, the company will make energy available by subscription starting next year in other states such as Pernambuco, Pará and Maranhão, in addition to Minas Gerais. He also informed that one of the pillars of the company is sustainability, therefore they are very focused on the development of generation projects through renewable sources, acting predominantly through photovoltaic (solar) and wind sources, and also have 3 small hydroelectric plants (PCHs ) in operation, as stated in an interview given to the press release on 28/12/2021, received by the CPG Portal.

It is worth keeping an eye on this market and thinking about the possibility of having this economic energy generation, which is environmentally friendly and generates many jobs!

Luciana Ramalhao

Architect and Urbanist and Master in Regional Urban Planning and Development. She knows numerous projects distributed in almost 20 countries that she has visited. In addition to civil construction, she works as a scientific researcher and copywriter. She currently lives in Canada, where she is doing another specialization.

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