Norsk Solar and Órigo Energia sign power purchase agreement and begin second phase of 37 MW solar project in Brazil
7. March 2022
Norsk Solar has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Órigo Energia to build 6 solar PV power plants producing 18 MW of clean electricity. The PPA represents the second phase in fulfilment of a 37 MW development agreement previously signed by Norsk Solar and Órigo Energia. The PPA for the first 6 MW power plant was signed in Q4 2021.
“This project is key to reaching our goal of producing 100 MW of clean solar power for corporate energy buyers in Brazil, and an important step closer to realizing our ambition to be one of the foremost independent solar power providers in the C&I segment worldwide”Øyvind L. Vesterdal, CEO
The investment size for the 37 MW portfolio is approximately NOK 400 million. All 12 plants to be built are in the State of Minais Gerais, with construction set to begin in mid-2022. Norsk Solar’s development and construction partner on the project is GDSolar, a leader in the development of solar energy in Brazil.
“Offering rapid deployment of clean energy with no up-front cost to the customer is a value proposition that resonates greatly with Brazilian energy buyers, and we are quickly establishing a strong local brand in the market”Mauro Benedetti, Country Manager Brazil
Brazil is expected to experience enormous growth within the demand for solar power over the next several years, as it carries out an offensive strategy to shift away from fossil fuels and increase production of renewable energy.
Will offset 600,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions
Norsk Solar will supply up to 2,000,000 MWh of clean electricity over the lifetime of the plants that are planned as part of the Órigo Energia development agreement. This equates to an offset of approximately 600,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions.