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The largest solar farm in Brazil: With the capacity to generate an incredible 11,4 GW of energy, Solatio announces a R$10 BILLION megaproject to build the largest solar energy plant in Piauí!

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 08/06/2024 às 18:06
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The Solatio plant in Bom Princípio do Piauí promises to revolutionize Brazil's energy sector, powering a future green hydrogen factory!

The company solar energy Solation has just announced an ambitious project to build the largest solar energy plant in Brazil. Located in Bom Princípio do Piauí, in the Parnaíba region, the new plant will have a initial capacity to generate 4 GW of energy. This monumental undertaking will not only set new standards in the solar energy sector, but will also power a future green hydrogen factory, expected to come into operation in 2028 according to examination.

Billion-dollar investment and strategic partnerships

The Solatio project involves an investment of $ 10 billion, thus marking a significant step towards the development sustainable and technological in Brazil. “We will begin construction in 2025, and delivery will be in January 2028, to coincide with the delivery of the hydrogen plant,” he stated Pedro Vaquer, president of Solatio, durante a International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies (Citer), in Teresina.

The plant will be built in six phases, each generating 1,9 GW of hydrogen production, until reaching a total of 11,4 GW. Thus, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the government of Piauí, and contracts with local land owners have already been signed. Vaquer highlighted the importance of the project: “The entire state of Piauí consumes 750 MWh. We are talking about a project that at one point alone will consume 3 thousand MWh.”

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Green hydrogen: the fuel of the future

Green hydrogen is produced through water electrolysis, using energy from renewable sources such as solar, wind or hydroelectric power. This process ensures that hydrogen is completely free of carbon emissions, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. Victor Hugo Ricco, business development manager at Eletrobras, highlighted: “The cost of energy accounts for 80% of the value of green hydrogen.”

Brazil, with its vast production capacity for hydroelectric, wind and solar energy, has enormous potential to become a global leader in green hydrogen production. Solatio's solar power plant, by providing clean, continuous energy for hydrogen manufacturing, exemplifies how the country can capitalize on this potential.

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Economic and social impact

However, in addition to the positive environmental impact, the Solatio project promises to bring significant economic benefits to Piauí. Therefore, the expectation is that investments in the green hydrogen, including other projects such as the Green Energy Park, disappear $ 200 billion until the next decade, generating approximately 20 thousand jobs.

This movement represents a great opportunity for Brazil not only in terms of sustainability, but also as a lever for regional economic development. Solatio's new solar power plant will position Piauí as an important renewable energy hub in the country.

The future of solar energy in Brazil

The construction of the largest solar energy plant in Brazil by Solatio in Bom Princípio do Piauí is a milestone in the renewable energy sector. With one initial capacity of 4 GW, this project will not only boost the production of green hydrogen, but will also contribute to the diversification of the country's energy matrix. As Brazil moves towards a more sustainable future, projects like this are essential to ensuring a clean energy supply and promoting economic and technological development.

Therefore, following the evolution of this project will be essential to understand the impact of renewable energy in Brazil and the world. The Solatio plant represents a significant step towards a greener and more innovative future.

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