Solar photovoltaic (PV) energy reaches historic mark of 300 MW in distributed micro generation and mini generation in Brazil

According to ABSOLAR, the country currently has 32,033 solar photovoltaic systems connected to the grid, representing more than R$ 2.2 billion in accumulated investments

Brazil has just reached the historic mark of 300 MW of solar photovoltaic installed capacity in distributed generation of in residences, commercial buildings, industries, rural activities and public buildings.



Source: ANEEL/ABSOLAR, 2018. Last update: 10/07/2018.

According to the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR), solar PV, leads the distributed microgeneration (systems up to 75 kW) and mini-generation (systems between 75 kW and 5 MW) segment representing more than 99.38% of the country's installations.

In terms of installed systems, residential consumers are at the top of the list, accounting for 76.9% followed by,  companies in the commercial and services sectors (16.2%), rural consumers (3.4%), industries (2.5%), public authorities (0.8%) and other types of users, such as public services (0.1%) and public lighting (0.02%).

In terms of installed capacity, commercial consumers and services sectors are at the top of the list, accounting 44,0% followed by residential consumers (38,0%), industries (8,4%), rural consumers (5,6%), public authorities (3,5%), public lighting (0,03%) and public services (0,5%).

According to ABSOLAR, Brazil has 32.033 solar PV installed systems connected to the grid., bringing economy and sustainability to 38.270 consumers, adding R$ 2,2 billion in investments accumulated since 2012, distributed over all regions of country.

Source: ANEEL/ABSOLAR, 2018. Last update: 10/07/2018.ABSOLAR's CEO, Dr. Rodrigo Sauaia, says that the growth of solar photovoltaic distributed microgeneration and mini-generation is driven by three main factors: (i) the strong reduction of more than 75% in the price of solar photovoltaic energy over the last decade; (ii) substantial increases in electricity tariffs of Brazilian consumers; and (iii) the expansion in the protagonism and in the socio-environmental awareness and responsibility of consumers, who are increasingly willing to save money while simultaneously helps to preserve the environment.

"We are an optimist that we are celebrating this historic step for the solar PV in Brazil, with the certainty that we will have a strong growth of the sector in the upcoming years and decades. Brazil has more than 82 million consumers and an increasing interest from the population, the companies and also from public managers, who want to take  advantage of its roofs, facades and parking lots to generate renewable energy locally, saving money and contributing to the construction of a sustainable country with more local and qualified jobs, "says Sauaia.


Solar Photovoltaic National Ranking


ABSOLAR follows closely the evolution of solar photovoltaic distributed microgeneration and mini-generation in the Brazilian States and ABSOLARhas developed a National Solar Photovoltaic Ranking, which compares the installed capacity in each state.


Currently, the State of Minas Gerais leads the national ranking, with 22.9% of installed capacity in the country, followed by Rio Grande do Sul (14.5%), São Paulo (12.9%), Santa Catarina (6, 22%) and Ceará (5.84%).

Source: ANEEL/ABSOLAR, 2018. Last update: 10/07/2018.


Founded in 2013, the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR) brings together companies and professionals from the entire solar PV value chain with operations in Brazil, both in the generation centralized generation. ABSOLAR coordinates represents and defends the development of the sector and the market of solar energy photovoltaic in Brazil, promoting and disseminating the use of this energy clean, renewable and sustainable in the country and representing the photovoltaic sector internationally. For more information, contact:

Thiago Nassa (MTb 30,914)

Retouching Communication (11) 3088 0990 or (11) 99544 4954

Priscilla Altivo - Communication and Marketing

Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association –

ABSOLAR (11) 3197 4560