Manaus City Hall announces project to install solar energy panels in the city, to save up to R$ 6 million in electricity costs

Ruth Rodrigues
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26-04-2022 13:59:53
in Renewable energy, Solar energy
With new alternatives emerging to save on electricity costs, the city of Manaus sanctioned a Bill for the installation of solar energy panels throughout the city, aiming to ensure more savings and sustainability in the capital. Photo: Pixabay




With new alternatives emerging to save on electricity costs, the city of Manaus sanctioned a Bill for the installation of solar energy panels throughout the city, aiming to ensure more savings and sustainability in the capital.

The city of Manaus recently sanctioned a Bill that guarantees the installation of solar energy panels throughout the city throughout this year. Until this Tuesday, (26/04), the objective of the project aims at a reduction in the costs with electric energy and a saving of up to R$ 6 million in the period of one year. In addition, the project will promote an idea of sustainability, and if it has positive results, it is expected to further expand the use of such systems.

Bill that guarantees the installation of solar energy panels is sanctioned by the Manaus City Hall, which will now coordinate the sustainability and energy savings project 

The use of energy from renewable sources to reduce electricity costs is an increasingly present reality in the national territory today and, with the objective of save millions with this resource, the city of Manaus announced a project to install solar energy panels throughout the city, aiming to take advantage of the great potential that the region has for the production of this resource. 

Thus, the municipality will install, throughout 2022, nine photovoltaic generation plants with a total capacity estimated at 45 megawatts and, with the completion of the solar energy project, it intends to save R$ 6 million per year with the costs focused on electrical energy. Law No. 2,870/2022, which was enacted this week, guarantees that the services for the implementation, operation and maintenance of mini-plants will be granted to a private company in the region. 

Despite not having disclosed which company will be responsible for the project, the city of Manaus stated that the initiative will be given through a specific purpose company in the form of a limited liability company or joint stock company, thus guaranteeing a specific deadline and very strict rules. within the agreement. The Bill was already being analyzed by several segments of the state administration, but after a favorable opinion from the Finance, Economy and Budget, and Constitution, Justice and Drafting committees, it managed to be approved within the city. 

Manaus City Hall is projecting savings of up to R$ 6 million in electricity costs over the first year of operation of the solar panels

The high potential that the city has for the generation of solar energy will be put to good use with the installation of solar panels and will bring a series of benefits to the region, including more environmental commitment and sustainability and, mainly, reduction in electricity costs. Thus, city hall technicians estimate that the system that takes advantage of sunlight can generate minimal savings of 10% per year, equivalent to more than R$ 6 million in the early stages of the systems, with the possibility of expansion.

With that, the mayor of Manaus, David Almeida (Avante), commented on the initiative and the importance of the project for the city and stated that “Considering the favorable potential of the region for the generation of solar energy, the Municipal Executive seeks a minimum economy of ten percent with the electricity bill of the consumer units of the Manaus City Hall and still start using clean, non-polluting energy from a renewable source”,

Now, what is expected is that the city of Manaus will make the decision of which company will manage and carry out the construction of solar energy panels to reduce electricity costs and that the announcement will be made soon.

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Ruth Rodrigues
Graduated in Biological Sciences from the State University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), she works as a writer and scientific disseminator.