Eletrosul Solar Project - 09_I_112 - 1014 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Eletrosul Solar Project

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

The project supported the construction of the first one-megawatt photovoltaic plant in Florianópolis, Brazil, and prepared the installation of other plants. It included co-financing of the initial plant, transferring know-how, especially to the electricity supplier Eletrosul and other government agencies, and disseminated the results of the project. It is also provided advice on development of a commercialization strategy for the electricity generated as part of the pilot.

Joint project
Eletrosul Solar Project

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Pilot plant has been inaugurated on 26 June 2014
  • A set of criteria for developing a solar label has been compiled
  • Training on grid-connected photovoltaic systems has been carried out and the project's approach has been effectively communicated to the public
  • Expansion of the first Brazilian Internet portal on photovoltaics www.americadosol.org/…

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Eletrosul Electric Power Plants S.A. - Brazil
  • Eletrosul Electric Power Plants S.A. - Brazil,Institute for the Development of Renewable Energies in Latin America (IDEAL)

BMU grant:
€ 3,000,000

11/2009 till 06/2014


Fact sheet:
Supporting decentralised solar power in Brazil (PDF, 654 KB)