Data from the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ABSOLAR) pointed to Minas Gerais as the Brazilian state that generates the most distributed solar energy. The territory exceeded the 800 megawatt (MW) mark and concentrates about 19.6% of the total capacity of distributed solar energy in the country.
There are 68,050 operational connections, around 98.0% of the region's 853 municipalities. In addition, the region is home to 95,707 electricity consumers who already have a reduction in the electricity bill, as well as more freedom of choice, predictability and protection against tariff adjustments.
The city of Uberlândia, for example, leads the municipal ranking of solar energy in distributed generation, with 49.9 MW operational and 1.2% of all national production in Brazil in this modality.