First Megawatt-Hours From SSM1&2, Voltalia’s Largest Solar Project, Located in the Serra Branca Cluster in Brazil

PVTIME – Voltalia (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0011995588), an international player in renewable energies, announces on April 19 that the gradual commissioning of SSM1&2, a 320 megawatt project in the Serra Branca cluster in Brazil.

“We are very pleased to announce the commissioning of SSM1&2, our largest solar project to date with a capacity of 320 megawatts. Our objective was met with an earlier than expected start of production. SSM1&2 is located in the world’s largest wind and solar complex, Serra Branca, a 2.4 gigawatt site developed by Voltalia,” said Sebastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.

SSM1&2 started its commissioning in early April 2022. As of today 31,000 photovoltaic panels are in operation, with a capacity of 18 megawatts. The site’s total capacity of 320 megawatts is expected to be reached by June 30.

In line with its strategy of developing projects on its own or in cooperation with partners, STOA, an investment fund dedicated to infrastructure projects in emerging countries, acquired a 33% stake in the SSM1&2 solar plant in March 2022. This is STOA’s third investment in Brazil, following the acquisition in 2020 of minority stakes in the VSM3 wind farm, also developed by Voltalia.