Rio Grande do Norte records 597 megawatts of power in its own solar energy generation


Rio Grande do Norte has just registered 597 megawatts of installed power in its own solar energy generation. According to data from the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR), the state has more than 60 thousand operational solar energy connections on rooftops and small plots of land, spread across 167 cities, or 100% of the region’s municipalities. There are currently more than 61 thousand electricity consumers who already have a reduction in their electricity bill, greater autonomy and electrical reliability.

Since 2012, the modality has enabled Rio Grande do Norte to attract more than R$3 billion in investments, generate more than 17 thousand jobs and raise R$700 million to public coffers.

For Ronaldo Koloszuk, president of the Board of Directors of ABSOLAR, the advancement of solar energy in the country is fundamental for the social, economic and environmental development of Brazil and helps to diversify the country’s electricity supply, reducing pressure on water resources and the risk of a red flag occurring on the population’s electricity bill.

“The state of Rio Grande do Norte is currently an important center for the development of solar energy. Photovoltaic technology represents enormous potential for generating jobs and income, attracting private investment and collaborating in the fight against climate change”, he comments.

According to ABSOLAR’s CEO, Rodrigo Sauaia, the growth of own solar energy generation strengthens Brazil’s sustainability and international protagonism, relieves family budgets and increases the competitiveness of Brazilian productive sectors.

“The solar source is a lever for the country’s development. In particular, we have an immense opportunity to use technology in social programs, such as popular houses under the Minha Casa Minha Vida program, in the universalization of access to electricity through the Luz para Todos program , as well as its use in public buildings, such as schools, hospitals, health centers, police stations, libraries, museums, parks, among others, helping to reduce government spending on electricity so that they have more resources to invest in health, education, public security and other priorities of Brazilian society”, concludes Sauaia.

The article is in Portuguese


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