According to a new report by Greener, Brazil’s demand for distributed generation solar power will increase by 73 percent year-on-year in 2022. JinkoSolar was Brazil’s largest module supplier with deliveries of 3,065 MW.
Brazil imported 17.8 GW of solar modules in 2022, enabling more than BRL 64 billion ($12.3 billion) in investment, according to a new report on distributed solar generation by Brazilian consultancy Greener.
Last year, JinkoSolar was the largest supplier of modules on the Brazilian market with deliveries of 3,065 MW. The second largest supplier was Canadian Solar (2,340 MW), followed by Longi (1,830 MW), Trina Solar (1,802 MW), Risen Energy (1,480 MW) and JA Solar (1,101 MW).
The Greener study identified 71 module brands to ship to the Brazilian market in 2022, but the top 10 shipments accounted for 81 percent of the market.
In 2022, Brazil completed almost 10 GW of solar power plants. The country surpassed 25 GW of solar energy capacity, equivalent to 11.6 percent of the national electricity mix. The share of the utility-level solar electricity sector in the total amount is 7.8 GW.
Since July 2022, solar electricity has grown by an average of 1 GW per month in Brazil, according to ABSolar. In July, the country had 16.4 GW of cumulative solar capacity, but now it has reached 25 GW.