|Brazilian wind: rapid growth in installed capacity projected|
|Dom, 17 de Julho de 2011 12:42|
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With the inauguration of the 70 MW Elebrás Cidreira wind project in Tramandaí, Rio Grande do Sul state, installed capacity of Brazilian wind reached the milestone of 1 GW. The project was the 50th to come online in Brazil. Projects contracted through the 2009 and 2010 auctions, when they are completed, will bring the total installed capacity to over 5 GW, according to Abeeólica, the Brazilian wind energy association
At 1 GW, wind still accounts for less than 1% of Brazil's electricity generation capacity; the bulk of electricity in Brazil is sourced from hydro, which accounts for 67% of the total.