Luzia photovoltaic plant

We built our first photovoltaic plant in Brazil

Operating plants Brazil Photovoltaic energy

Iberdrola's subsidiary in Brazil, Neoenergia, is already operating the Luzia solar plant, the first it has installed in this South American country. It has 228,000 photovoltaic panels with a total installed capacity of 149.3 MWp.

Operating plant

Planta fotovoltaica Luzia

Location Santa Luzia (Brazil)
Total installed capacity 149.3 MWp
Jobs 700
Commissioning: 2023

Iberdrola continues to support renewable energies, and in this case Neoenergia has built a new photovoltaic plant in Brazil. This new installation includes 228,000 solar panels and can supply more than 100,000 homes in this South American country.

The photovoltaic plant is also the company's first for centralised photovoltaic generation. The entire output of the plant will be used for the Free Contracting Environment (ACL).

Neoenergia Renewable Complex

The photovoltaic plant joins the Chafariz wind farm in what is known as the Neoenergia Renewable Complex (the name given to the combination of the Chafariz wind farm and the Luzia photovoltaic plant).

This complex includes the Luzia photovoltaic plant and the 15 wind farms that make up Chafariz to reach a total installed capacity of over 600 MW. The aim of this large installation is to avoid the emission of more than 100,000 tones of COper year.

In addition to construction, the project has given a socio-economic boost to the area. More than 680 hours of training have been provided, enabling 170 people to be trained as masons, carpenters and blacksmiths, while another 150 have been trained in the assembly of metal structures. In additión, of the 3,600 jobs, 40 % have been filled by local workers.

Iberdrola, world leader in renewable energies

At Iberdrola, we decided to commit to renewable energies more than two decades ago as a fundamental pillar on which to build our safe, clean and competitive business model. Thanks to this vision, we are today world leaders in renewable energies, reaching 42,187 MW of renewables in operation by the end of 2023.

This commitment is reflected in our record investment plan of €47 billion in the period 2023-2025, of which we will allocate 17,000 million euros to the renewables business. With these investments, we will increase our installed renewable capacity by 12,100 MW to 52,000 MW by 2025 —6,300 MW of photovoltaic, 3,100 MW of onshore wind, 1,800 MW of offshore, 700 MW of batteries and 200 MW of hydro.