The Big field of solar panel, of Pirapora facilities in Minas Gerais. CARL OF SOUZA / AFP

REPORT – EDF-ENR is commissioning the largest solar power plant in Latin America. An example of the strategy of diversification of a country very dependent on its hydraulic resources. Pirapora (Minas Gerais) Seen from the sky, a sea of ​​solar panels extends as far as the eye can see, shining on the red earth of an arid plateau of the south-east of Brazil. The sensors are aligned by hundreds of thousands, pointed towards the sun, on an area of ​​800 hectares. The equivalent of 1500 football fields. This site is an exception in Brazil where solar energy is still in its infancy although the country, located for the most part between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, enjoys an exceptional sunshine, twice as high as Germany, a solar champion.

The Big field of solar panel, of Pirapora facilities in Minas Gerais. CARL OF SOUZA / AFP


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