MPX delays solar power plant project

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Operations at Brazil's first commercial solar plant have been postponed with no new inauguration date set, a spokesperson at the project told BNamericas.

The construction of the 1MW Tauá plant, owned by Brazilian power company MPX, concluded in April, with operations originally scheduled to be launched later that month.

In April, MPX said operations were being delayed by interconnection works with the local power grid.

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Tauá was built in the Brazilian northeastern state of Ceará. The plant will initially generate 1MW. There are plans to expand installed capacity to 5MW, but no details have been disclosed.

MPX has invested around 10mn reais (US$6.2mn) in the project. The Tauá solar power plant will supply the national power grid.