Atlas Renewable commissioned 117 MW PV plant in Brazil
Post date: 18/12/2019 - 09:17
Atlas Renewable Energy announced that its fourth PV project in Brazil is fully operational. The Sertão Solar Barreiras Complex, has an installed capacity of 117 MW and will generate an estimated 275 GWh yearly. Located in Barreiras, state of Bahia, the facility now adds to the company's portfolio, totaling 421 MW of photovoltaic projects in the country. The total amount invested in the plant was approximately BRL 350 million ($83 million). The Sertão Solar Barreiras Complex was contracted through a 20-year energy purchase agreement (PPA) sponsored by the Brazilian government's auction in 2017.
During the work at the project, Atlas Renewable Energy partnered with the Secretary of Environment and Agriculture from Barreiras to create the Environment Week and Cerrado Week, a celebration of Brazil's vast tropical savanna ecoregion characterized by enormous ranges of plant and animal biodiversity. This included the creation of three gardens in the area's municipal schools to educate students in garden care and planting, as well as heritage education lectures for all 400 students. Furthermore, Atlas provided the first female workforce training program, social communication trainings and courses for locals to prepare food products from their unique ecosystem.