Atlas Solar of Bahia is released during Campus Party

Postado por Agencia Ative | 17 de May de 2019 às 19:45

The state with the largest capacity for photovoltaic energy generation in Brazil is Bahia. In order to present the mapping and analysis of potential throughout the state territory, the State Government, through the State Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat (Secti), launched, on Saturday afternoon (19), the Solar Atlas from Bahia. The launch took place within the Campus Party (CPBA2) program at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, and was attended by several authorities.

“Solar energy is a subject very linked to innovation and today we are launching this Atlas that should attract many companies from Bahia to the sector,” says Secti’s owner, Rodrigo Hita.

The publication, which was made in partnership with the State Infrastructure Secretariat (Seinfra), is also intended to be an orientation tool for entrepreneurs and investors interested in investing resources in the solar energy segment in Bahia. According to the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), the state has 443,920 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity, which represents a potential to provide electricity to 400,000 homes.

Credit: Alberto Coutinho / GOVBA

According to Seinfra Secretary Marcus Cavalcanti, “this partnership between the secretariats shows that all the square meters of Bahia area analyzed are capable of producing 70% of the solar energy possible to be produced in Brazil.”

The panel ‘Bahia, mother earth of renewable energies’ preceded the launch and featured the talk of the president of the company Eolus Rafael Valverde. “Even knowing the great potential of Bahia, to see this materialized surprises us. We have discovered that the potential is even greater than previously thought and this is very encouraging”, vibrates the entrepreneur.


There are already 16 parks in commercial operation installed in Bahia, in the municipalities of Tabocas do Brejo Velho, Bom Jesus da Lapa and Itaguaçu. Another four similar structures are being built in Guanambi and Bom Jesus da Lapa, respectively in the Southwest and West of Bahia. These new plants will implement the production capacity of solar energy in almost 90 thousand kW.

To add to the apparatus, five more plants will be erected, distributed in Juazeiro and Casa Nova, which will add another 150,000 kW to Bahia’s generation capacity.