Renewables Powered 88% of Brazil in June

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Renewable energy generated 88% of Brazil’s entire demand in June.

Clean power sources such as wind, biomass, solar and hydro accounted for 81.9% of Brazil’s installed capacity of energy generation at the time, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The nation’s total electrical generation capacity reached 160GW in June, if distributed generation is also taken into account.

Hydropower is still the country’s main source of energy, creating 63.7% of the month’s electricity, followed by 561 biomass plants creating power from organic fuels such as sugarcane, rice husk and wood waste.

Wind farms account for 8.1% of the energy produced in June, with solar facilities contributing around 1%.

Source: Energy Live News