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The brazilian market of distributed solar PV generation

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Annual Report 2016

INTRODUCTION The share of photovoltaic solar energy (PV) generation in the Brazilian, as well as the global, energy mix grows year after year. A series of factors account for this development, among which are the modularity of this technology, which fits the urban environment perfectly; the declining prices of PV over the last years; and this source’s low impact on global warming. The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) has established an energy compensation system, internationally known as net metering, that has contributed since 2012 to the development of the PV solar energy sector in the country. This system allows the owner of a renewable source generator of up to 5 MW to feed back into the grid the power not consumed at the time of generation, receiving credits (in kWh) for it in his electricity bill. The amount this consumer pays monthly is then only the difference between the power drawn from the public grid and the power the PV system generates. This benefit was implemented by ANEEL’s Resolução Normativa (REN) 482/2012, improved by Resolução Normativa (REN) 687/2015, which was incorporated into REN 482, in force since March 2016. Among the changes that took effect this year are the increases in generator maximum power (from 1 MW to 5 MW) and the expiration date of the credits granted (from 36 to 60 months).

The Brazilian Market Of Distributed Solar PV Generation - Annual Report 2016  

Initiative of the IDEAL Institute and AHK-RJ, the study "Annual Report 2016 – The Brazilian Market of Distributed Solar PV Generation” comes...

The Brazilian Market Of Distributed Solar PV Generation - Annual Report 2016  

Initiative of the IDEAL Institute and AHK-RJ, the study "Annual Report 2016 – The Brazilian Market of Distributed Solar PV Generation” comes...

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