Scatec Solar received more than 20 members of BNCC for a breakfast meeting last June 18th. The Vice President Project Development, Axel Holmberg presented the company business model. Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering clean solar energy worldwide. A long-term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW in emerging markets.
The Project Manager responsible for Brazilian Project, Stein Vegar Larsen presented their operations in Brazil. Initially, a Brazilian company, Kroma Energia, negotiated the complex. Scatec Solar acquired an 80% stake in the project, which has later been split equally with Equinor. Today Scatec Solar and Equinor owning 44% each, and Kroma 12% compose the Joint Venture.
The Apodi complex was contracted in the second 2015 reserve auction in November. It is now under construction and is scheduled for entry into operation in January 2018. The complex is located in Quixere, 200 km from Fortaleza, Ceará, and will provide energy for 160.000 households in Brazil for 20 years.
Stein Vegar Larsen explained how the solar energy business has changed in the last ten years. Among another factor, the cost related to the solar panels, for example, has reduced almost 75% from 2010 to now a day. They import all these material from China, and the rest needed for the construction have been produced in São Paulo, Brazil.
Scatec Solar is in Brazil for long-term and will participate in the next auctions as well, following the opportunities that Brazil is creating in the sector. They have increased ambitions in Brazil.
This breakfast meeting closed BNCC’s activities of this semester.