For the first time, Brazil obtained the milestone of more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity in generation systems distributed to photovoltaic solar energy, according to the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar). The volume is equivalent to almost 1.2% of the entire Brazilian generating park.
Energy growth in the country is constant and important, but they have not yet come close to what is necessary, since Brazil is the country with the greatest potential for solar energy production in the world. A study released by the IMF and the University of Cambridge pointed out that climate change can affect GDP by more than 7%. This is how the value of renewable energies stands out.
In addition, solar panels can be installed anywhere, provided they are exposed to the sun and can be installed in homes, in companies or industries, by farmers and ranchers on their rural properties or even by governments, in their plants production.
When compared to hydroelectric power, solar energy has as advantages the least impact on the environment and the non-dependence on the volume of rivers and lakes to be efficient. In addition, solar power systems have enormous durability, having a unique installation cost, but providing energy to the consumer unit for at least 25 years.