Brazilian mining company Vale commissioned a 766MW photovoltaic park

Brazilian mining company Vale commissioned a 766MW photovoltaic park

Brazilian mining company Vale's Sol do Cerrado solar park has reached its full installed capacity of 766 MW (1.4 million solar panels).

The company announced that it has received permission from Brazil's National Electricity Agency (ANEEL) for the commercial operation of the last photovoltaic plant in the project, out of a total of 17. When operating at full capacity, the solar complex will provide 16% of all energy consumed by Vale in Brazil.

The project has 1.4 million solar panels with an automatic tracking system (Nextracker). It is also connected to Brazil's national interconnected transmission system.

"Over the past few months, we have worked hard to roll out the project, which has gone exactly according to plan. Sol do Cerrado is a complex that brings together local development and renewable energy, contributing to our goal of being leaders in sustainable mining," said Ludmila Nascimento, Vale's director of energy and decarbonization.

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