Primavera is the first of three to be completed farms at the Cristal wind power complex, which will have a total installed capacity of 90 MW and is expected to generate more than 400 million kWh per year. The Cristal complex cost an estimated 165 million Euros to construct.
Brazil is a leader in the area of green energy with more than 98 thousand MW of installed renewable capacity, which represents around 85 percent of the country’s total installed capacity.
Enel Green Power was also recently awarded a contract for 11 MW of solar power in Brazil, adding to its 503 MW of wind and hydro that the Italian renewable company obtained in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Brazilian public auctions.
Enel reports, “In addition to the Cristal complex, the company is also building the Curva and Serra Azul wind farms in the state of Bahia. The Fontes dos Ventos and Modelo wind farms will be the first built by EGP in the states of Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte. In the photovoltaic sector, Enel Green Power is building a 1.2 MW plant employing thin-film technology that will provide the power need for the construction of three hydroelectric plants in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.”
Primavera brings Enel Green Power’s installed capacity in Brazil to more than 120 MW, of which 93 MW from hydro