SeeNews Renewables — The Environmental Institute of Mato Grosso do Sul, also known as Imasul, gave the green light on Thursday to the construction of a 22.08-MWp solar plant of Brazilian utility Eletrosul.

Located in the city of Agua Clara, the new photovoltaic (PV) park will require investments of BRL 153.8 million (USD 39.6m/EUR 36m). This is the first solar power project to be built in the state, said the government, quoting data from the national power sector regulator Aneel.

Imasul has given licenses to 11 renewable energy plants this year. At the beginning of the month, it gave preliminary licences to 535.75 MW of wood-based biomass projects, representing combined investments of up to BRL 2.76 billion.

Prior to solar energy, the Mato Grosso do Sul renewables sector consisted primarily of a forest cluster and the sugarcane industry, noted the local government.

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Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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