Owner of Sadia and Perdigão invests R$1.1 billion in solar energy park

BRF, a food multinational that owns the Sadia and Perdigão brands, and the Brazilian clean energy company Pontoon will build together a solar energy park in the cities of Mauriti and Milagres, in Ceará . The initiative — important at a time when the ghost of the blackout is once again haunting the country — is budgeted at R$ 1.1 billion, but according to estimates, within years the project will save R$1.7 billion in electricity expenses.

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    , the park will have an installed capacity of 320 megawatts, produced by 320 thousand solar panels in an area of ​​1. 170 acre. The companies estimate that the energy generated in one year will be able to supply 320 a thousand homes. Another objective is to reduce gases that cause the Greenhouse Effect.

    The energy generated must be distributed to BRF units in the southern region of the country. The works are expected to start next year and be closed by the end of 2023, with the start of operations in 2024.

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    “With the operation of this solar complex and the wind farm built in partnership with AES Brasil , it will be possible to guarantee the self-production of energy necessary to meet two-thirds of the needs of our units in Brazil, offering clean energy at more competitive costs,” said Vinicius Barbosa, vice president of operations and supplies at BRF.

    BRF recently announced a joint venture

    (corporate joint investment partnership) with the company AES Brasil for self-production of wind energy in the Cajuína Complex, in Rio Grande do Norte. The project had an injection of R$ 80 million. The idea of ​​the food company is to have 88% of electricity from clean and renewable up to 2024.

    Source: O Globo

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