Three additional solar power plants from GreenYellow with a total installed capability of 14.2 MWp will be part of the “Energia Da Claro” program. This initiative, Claro, is a plan to use renewable resources and protect the environment in all of its installations and operations in Brazil.
Marcelo Xavier, CEO of GreenYellow Brazil stated that the company had delivered nine power plants to Claro by the end last year. These units total 48 MWp and are equivalent to 123.1 GWh annually. Four more units, with an installed capacity 14.2 MWp, are expected to be connected in 2023. GreenYellow finds this partnership very important because it signifies the company’s involvement in such an important energy transition program. These projects strengthen the company’s position as an infrastructure player within the country, says Xavier.
The initiative is in line with Claro’s concept, as it will generate 28.3 GWh of energy annually, which corresponds to more than 14000 homes and can avoid the emission of over 2,800 thousand tons CO2 over the same time period.
Hamilton Silva, Claro’s director of infrastructure at Claro, believes that the partnership between the two companies is crucial in helping to accelerate the remote self-consumption system. “The solar energy front is a significant portion of Energia da Claro” and GreenYellow has been serving our needs in many regions of the country with specially designed plants since the beginning. The trust that we have built with GreenYellow partners is a major reason for Claro’s success in the energy sector, Silva says.
The ‘Energia da Claro’ program was established in 2017 and is one of the most important distributed energy generation programs in Brazil. The initiative currently has 70 plants that supply over 20 thousand consumers units and more than 60% of Claro’s antennas with renewable electricity.