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The Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações has started construction of the 133MW expansion of the São Gonçalo solar park, located in São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern state of Piauí.

The expansion brings the overall capacity of São Gonçalo to 608MW, a company statement noted.

The Group will invest around €100 million ($111 million), in the construction of the new 133MW section.

Antonio Cammisecra, the head of Enel Green Power, said: “We are further expanding São Gonçalo, South America’s largest solar plant currently under construction, reinforcing our commitment to boost our renewable capacity in Brazil, where we are the main player in both solar and wind in terms of installed capacity and project portfolio.

“São Gonçalo’s production profile will further benefit from our innovation leadership, including through state-of-the-art generation technologies. The plant will dedicate a significant portion of its output, including the entire production from its new expansion, to Brazil’s free energy market, which is increasingly attractive to renewable investors.”

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