Iracema
Cristal
Curva dos Ventos
Fonte dos Ventos
Xangri-Lá
Serra Azul
Cristalândia
Ventos da Bahia I
Delfina
Ventos da Bahia II

Iracema

Brazil

The wind farm Iracema located in the Rio Grande do Norte state was the first project developed by SOWITEC do Brasil to enter into operations in 2014. The development took six years and was the start for the success of the company in Brazil.

Start of Operation
2014
 
Total Capacity
68.47
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
41
Alstom ECO 86

Cristal

Brazil

The wind park Cristal has been developed by SOWITEC do Brasil since 2008 and started operations in 2017. Located in the municipality of Morro do Chapéu, in the ecoregion of the Chapada Diamantina, the site has a unique beauty of rich natural attractions including conservation units with forest formations and water resources. The whole environmental scenario was diagnosed and object of studies and environmental programs elaborated by SOWITEC, aiming at preservation through sustainable development.

Start of Operation
2017
Total Capacity
89.7
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
39
Siemens SWT 2.35

Curva dos Ventos

Brazil

The first project developed by SOWITEC do Brasil to start operation in the state Bahia is the wind farm Curva dos Ventos. The development took five years and has brought significant contributions to the knowledge about the Brazilian archaeological heritage, traditional communities, biodiversity as well as about the aspects of the physical environment. By opening a communication channel with the community and by showing the possibilities of benefits of the project and the social-environmental measures to be carried out SOWITEC has for the first time implemented social-environmental aspects in the development processes.

Start of Operation
2014
Total Capacity
56.4
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
24
Siemens SWT 2.35

Fonte dos Ventos

Brazil

Fonte dos Ventos is a wind project developed by SOWITEC do Brasil in the sertão of Pernambuco, which started its operation in 2015. The region is considered as the crib of the indigenous Pankararu culture. The social-environmental studies carried out by SOWITEC have brought important contributions to the historical, cultural, archaeological and geological units of the Jatobá Basin. By registering the water courses and springs of the area the company has also contributed to water ressource aspects that are important for the future use of water by communities and animals.

Start of Operation
2015
Total Capacity
79.9
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
34
Siemens SWT 2.35

Xangri-Lá

Brazil

The wind farm Xangri-Lá located in the east of Rio Grande do Sul state started its operations end of 2014 and was the first project to supply an industrial facility. The project was developed by SOWITEC do Brasil in partnership with THEOLIA and realized by Honda Energy do Brasil, a Brazilian subsidiary of the Japanese carmaker Honda. The clean energy output of approximately 95.000 MWh per year is expected to cover the annual electricity needs of Honda's automomotive and motorcycle assembly plant located in Sumaré, São Paulo state.

Start of Operation
2014
Total Capacity
27.68
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
9
Vestas V112

Serra Azul

Brazil

The wind project Serra Azul located in the central region of the Bahia state required six years of development by SOWITEC do Brasil until it was ready for commercialization. The operation of the first phase of the wind farm started in 2015, the second phase followed in 2017.

Start of Operation
2015
Total Capacity
118
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
59
Gamesa G97/G114

Cristalândia

Brazil

The development of the wind farm Cristalândia located in the municipalities of Brumado and Rio de Contas in Bahia took about eight years until the farm started to operate in 2017. Using good practices of preservation and sustainability during the development SOWITEC diagnosed and implemented preservation plans of the historical heritage from the 19th century and of the Lapa da Onça cave along with the Brazilian Institute of National Historic and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN).

Start of Operation
2017
Total Capacity
90
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
45
Vestas V110

Ventos da Bahia I

Brazil

After seven years of development by SOWITEC do Brasil, the first phase of the wind cluster Ventos da Bahia, located in the Chapada Diamantina in the northeastern state Bahia, started its operations in 2017. One of the main concerns during the development process was to diagnose the particularities of the social-environmental aspects, such as communities located along the access roads, quilombola communities and endangered species, among others.

SOWITEC together with the community developed a comprehensive program aiming at informing the inhabitants about the wind farm and the incorporation of the interests of the community. Among other actions, SOWITEC supported cultural events, donated drinking fountains to schools, funded a sports event integrating the community and the employees of the company.

Start of Operation
2017
Total Capacity
66
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
22
Acciona AW125

Delfina

Brazil

The development of the wind complex Delfina by SOWITEC do Brasil started in 2008 and it took almost 10 years until the project was put into operation in 2017. It is in the surroundings of the project where the most recent unit of Environmental Conservation of the country, the Boqueirão da Onça National Park, was created. Right from the beginning of the development SOWITEC was concerned with the preservation of the endangered vegetation and animals in the region. Consequently, the studies developed by SOWITEC have assisted the decisions to create the preservation unit as well as to develop a Specific Conservation Monitoring Program for the spotted jaguar and lear-blue-arara, an endemic species from Bahia. The local community of Queixo Dantas benefited from the activities of SOWITEC by gaining an artesian well.

The cluster nowerdays consists of seven subparks totaling 180 MW and represents a mix of power supply agreements, where 90 MW were commercialized through the Reserve Energy Auction (LER 2014) and 90 MW through private PPAs on the free market.

Start of Operation
2017
Total Capacity
180
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
90
Vestas V110

Ventos da Bahia II

Brazil
Project is under construction.

The second phase of the cluster Ventos da Bahia located in the municipalities of Mulungu do Morro and Caparnaum in the northeastern state Bahia is expected to start its operation end of 2018. One of the main concerns during the development process was to diagnose the particularities of the social-environmental aspects, such as communities located along the access roads, quilombola communities and endangered species, among others.
SOWITEC together with the community developed a comprehensive program aiming at informing the inhabitants about the wind farm and the incorporation of the interests of the community. Among other actions, SOWITEC supported cultural events, donated drinking fountains to schools, funded a sports event integrating the community and the employees of the company.

Start of Operation
2018
(expected)
Total Capacity
116.6
Megawatts
Installed Turbines
53
Vestas V110
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