According to the latest data from the Brazilian energy regulator National Electricity Authority (Aneel), Brazil's distributed generation solar installed capacity reached 10.4 GW as of the end of August, accounting for about 5.2% of the country's current total power structure of 195.6 GW.
Brazil's distributed power generation sector includes all photovoltaic systems with a scale of 5 MW and below. These units are entitled to sell excess power to the grid under a net metering tariff scheme.
So far this year, developers have deployed 446,900 distributed generation systems with a total capacity of 5.3 GW.
Among them, Sao Paulo State has the highest installed capacity of distributed solar power generation, with a total of 339,000 systems installed and an installed capacity of 3.2 GW. This is followed by Minas Gerais, with 256,000 installed systems and a capacity
The capacity is 3.1 GW; Rio Grande do Sul has 271,000 systems installed. A total of eight Brazilian states have more than 1 GW of distributed generation capacity, with Bahia being the last to join the ranks.
Coupled with the power generation from the centralized power generation sector (i.e. all photovoltaic power plants above 5 MW), Brazil’s cumulative installed solar capacity has reached 33.6 GW.