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January 27, 2022

Sertao 1 Solar PV Park, Brazil

By Carmen

Sertao 1 Solar PV Park is a 34.74MW solar PV power project. It is located in Piaui, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in September 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 34.74 34.74 Active Piaui, Brazil Global Power Generation; Grupo Gransolar

Description

The project is developed and owned by Global Power Generation and Grupo Gransolar. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 85% and 15% respectively.

Sertao 1 Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 85 hectares.

The project generates 75,096MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 11,000 households, offsetting 34,536t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $35.23m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in September 2017.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica, Brazil under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.105kWh for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 30MW.

Contractors Involved

Grupo Gransolar was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Canadian Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 108,000 modules each with 325W of nameplate capacity.

Power Electronics Espana supplied its FS3000CH15 inverters to the project site.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by PVHardware.

Grupo Gransolar is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About Global Power Generation

Global Power Generation SA (GPG), a subsidiary of Naturgy Energy Group SA, develops and manages power generation asset facilities using hydraulic, solar, wind and fossil fuel technologies. The company focuses on generation technologies in the areas of combined cycle, hydropower, thermal power and wind power projects. It also offers services which include asset management, installation, engineering, contract management, plant improvements, design, operation and maintenance, among others. The company also provides value added services includes operation and maintenance supervision, monitoring and testing of equipments and others. It has operations across Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Kenya and Uganda. GPG is headquartered in Madrid City, Madrid, Spain.

About Grupo Gransolar

Grupo Gransolar SL (GRS) is an energy company involved in downstream engineering, development, and operation of solar photo voltaic (PV) power plants. It carries out design, engineering, consulting, supply of substructures, solar trackers, controllers, and SCADA systems. The company provides project development, construction, plant commissioning, network connection and turn-key energy storage solutions. In addition the company offers operation and maintenance services including plant inspection, testing, monitoring and supervision, trackers and control systems. GRS caters to industry partners, corporations, and financial institutions. The company has operations with offices in the US, South Africa, Bulgaria, Italy, Mexico, Brazil and others. GRS is headquartered in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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