Sol do Cerrado Solar Project is a 766MW solar PV power project. It is located in Minas Gerais, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2021 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2023. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is developed and owned by Vale. The company has a stake of 100%.

Sol do Cerrado Solar Project is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 1,200 hectares.

The project generates 1,600MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 800,000 households, offsetting 134,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2021 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in July 2023.

Contractors involved

JinkoSolar Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 182 modules at the site.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

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About Vale

Vale SA (Vale) is a metal and mining company. It produces and exports iron ore and pellets, nickel, manganese ore, copper, ferroalloys, metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, and cobalt. The company also produces platinum-group metals (PGMs) and other precious metals such as gold and silver. It operates logistics systems in Brazil and other regions of the world, including railroads, maritime terminals, and ports. The company owns and operates distribution centers to support the delivery of iron ore worldwide. It also invests in energy and steel businesses through its affiliates and joint ventures. The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. Vale is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.