Voltalia begins construction of 260 MW solar plant in Brazil




The French developer Voltalia SA has commenced the construction of a 260 MW Serra Branca renewable energy complex in Brazil.


The company announced that it will handle the solar portion of the renewable energy complex. The project site is located at Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte state.


The new power plant is recently under construction.


According to the company, the power plant includes four solar farms Solar Serra do Mel 3, 4, 5 and 6. It has been informed that the "plant is supported by a power sales contract with local utility Copel."


As per reports, Solar Serra do Mel is part of the 2.4-GW Serra Branca wind and solar cluster.


This complex has been termed as the largest one of its kind in the whole world. The plant is likely to be commissioned by early next year.


Meanwhile, besides Serra Branca, the French company is also developing the 320-MW SSM1&2 solar park. A report quoted Voltalia's CEO Sebastien Clerc as sharing that over 80% of Serra Branca project is now under construction or already in operation.


It has been reported that Voltalia leads the substantial portion of the projects in the complex.

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