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EIB grants €200 million to Sicredi for solar power investments in Brazil

  • 5 months ago (2023-06-06)
  • David Flin
Latin America 71 Solar 230

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement with Sicredi , a cooperative financial institution operating throughout Brazil, for a €200 million loan to support the installation of solar power on homes, small, and medium-sized businesses.

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This will contribute towards Brazil achieving its ten-year national energy expansion plan. Sicredi said that by supporting this low-size market segment, the operation reduces electrical losses and optimises distribution grid usage.

Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vice President of the EIB, said: “I’m very glad to announce a project that enables private sector investments into renewable energy, reduces carbon emissions and air pollution, and supports additional renewable generation capacity in Brazil. The EIB is a natural partner for Brazil with its ambitious climate agenda. I am proud to see cooperation between Europe and Brazil growing through projects like this.”