After an agreement and the recent emission of NTP (“Notice To Proceed” or “Service Order”) with Focus Energia, an integrated energy business platform, Sungrow will supply inverters and MV stations for the implementation of the Futura Project, an 852 MWp solar in Latin America.
With the environmental authorizations already issued, approximately 2000 hectares will be destined, for the implementation of the 22 parks in the first phase of the project, with 38.73 MWp each. The designated area is about 40 km from the urban center of Juazeiro, in the north of the State of Bahia. Upon completion, its total capacity will be approximately 852 MWp, with an estimated investment of more than 2.2 billion Reais. Additionally, to the commissioning and start-up service, Sungrow plans to supply more than 100 MVS6300-LV transformation stations and more than 3,000 SG250HX inverters. The Futura I Project will be the largest photovoltaic plant under construction with bifacial modules, trackers, and string inverters in Latin America.
According to Rafael Ribeiro, Country Manager, Sungrow Brazil, the company sees the importance of the Futura Project for the country and highlights its social and economic impact in the city of Juazeiro. Riberio said: “Supporting Focus in a project like this is a great responsibility and accomplishment for our team. It is estimated that more than 8000 direct and indirect jobs will be generated in the region.”
The installation work is scheduled to start in April of this year, and the plant’s commercial operation is scheduled to start, in the first half of 2022.