Brazil Enters the Age of Solar Power as Climate Change Impacts Their Hydro Electric Sources

Working on a solar array in Brazil
Brazil moves to the age of solar power

The Age of Solar Power – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

It seems that Brazil may have finally shifted their energy emphasis from hydro electric generation to solar power. In the last few months they granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation.

solar panels in the field in Brazil

The country now finds themselves in the middle of an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades which has greatly reduced the volume of water available behind their dams.

Working on a solar array in Brazil

Brazil moving to solar energy

Brazil currently gets 90 % of its electricity from hydro electric power.

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

Brazil Enters the Age of Solar Power as Climate Change Impacts Their Hydro Electric Sources

Working on a solar array in Brazil
Brazil moves to the age of solar power

The Age of Solar Power – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

It seems that Brazil may have finally shifted their energy emphasis from hydro electric generation to solar power. In the last few months they granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar parks as it tries to diversify its sources of generation. (more…)

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.