With focus on renewable energy and a well-developed regulatory framework, the solar market in Brazil has significant long-term potential. Scatec Solar is taking an active part in developing solar projects in the country.
In 2017, Scatec Solar entered a partnership with Equinor for solar development in Brazil and the partners have realised the 162 MW Apodi project together.
The Apodi project is located in the municipality of Quixere in the north-eastern state of Ceara. The project was established as a 50/50 joint venture with Equinor. Start of construction was late 2017 and the solar plant reached commercial operation in November 2018. The electricity is sold under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with the Brazilian Power Commercialization Chamber (CCEE). The equity partners are Equinor and Kroma, and lender is BNB (guaranteed during construction by LC Banks).
The Sao Pedro and Paulo (SPP) project is Scatec's first solar project in mercant market with a blended contract portfolio. The project, which has secured a 20-year regulated PPA, is expected to start construction during 2021 together with Scatec's partners, Equinor and Kroma.