Enel has started construction of the Lapa solar park, which is located in Bom Jesus da Lapa in Brazil's north-eastern state of Bahia.
The solar park is composed of two facilities, the 80MW Bom Jesus da Lapa and the 78MW Lapa. Once up and running, the 158MW park will be able to generate close to 340GWh per year, enough to meet the annual energy consumption needs of more than 166,000 Brazilian households while avoiding the emission of about 198,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Enel will be investing approximately 175 million US dollars in the construction of Lapa, which is expected to enter into service in the second half of 2017. The Lapa solar park will be built in an area with high levels of solar radiation and will make a significant contribution to meeting Brazil's need for new power generation.