Structured as a holding company, SOLAR PAR S/A objective is to have direct or indirect participation in the corporate capital of domestic or foreign companies formed under any corporate nature, that operate in the generation of photovoltaic solar power. With four sectorial subsidiaries SOLAR-PAR works toward economic development by income and employment generation combined with an environmental policy which heads for ecological balance in the regions where the company operates.
Having as its goal to offer products and services of high quality for the community, SOLAR-PAR synergistically manages its corporate network, which encompasses industrial, service, marketing and consumption supply chains, in order to guarantee the safety and reliability of the photovoltaic electricity generated through its products with high technological added value.
Thus, the holding company incorporates the principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability in all of its activities, constituting a network of companies dedicated to the excellence of the photovoltaic industry in Brazil.
A holding company for the Industrial production of purified silicon ingots wafers of crystalline silicon, photovoltaic cells and modules. In its manufacturing process TECHNO-CELLS counts on the expertise of German (Singulus Technologies AG), Swiss and French technologies, combined in a production line that will deliver international quality products, with an efficiency between 17.5% to 20% in their PV modules, using Brazilian workers. Its subsidiaries will be located next to the main consumption centers, optimizing the logistics strategy.
A holding company for renting and marketing photovoltaic power generation systems, acting together with local subsidiaries. The objective is to ease the consumers' access to photovoltaic systems through rental contracts with competitive rates, allowing a saving of at least 10% of the equivalent cost of their respective power bills. The target markets of SOLAR-RENTAL are rural, residential, commercial, industrial and governmental buildings consumers.
A technical services company to assist the photovoltaic solar energy industry, having among its major activities the development and implementation of design, assembly, installation and operation of photovoltaic generation systems. SOLAR-SERVIX trained and qualified professionals will perform installation services of the systems.
A company for the generation and sale of photovoltaic solar energy, which will operate through regional subsidiaries, with participation in Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) for the generation and sale of directly supplied or third parties photovoltaic energy (Arena-Solar).
Special Purpose Entities (SPE - Arena I, II Arena and successively), for the generation and sale of photovoltaic power achieved through generation contracts (PPA) and specific auctions. Its activities are focused on the operation of photovoltaic power plants, photovoltaic power generation and marketing of generated power.
With a technical and scientific expertise board, the SOLAR EFFICIENCY RESEARCH CENTER OF BRAZIL (CENTRO DE PESQUISA DE EFICIÊNCIA SOLAR DO BRASIL) has the responsibility of research and development (R & D) for innovative processes and products in the industrial stages of the photovoltaic production chain (solar grade silicon, ingots, wafers, cells and modules ), focusing in energy efficiency. The CPESB will support TECHNO-CELLS, SOLAR-SERVIX and companies of the photovoltaic solar energy industry.
The SOLAR-PAR Program consists of an strategic and integrated management of four sectorial subsidiaries: TECHNO-CELLS, SOLAR-RENTAL, SOLAR-SERVIX and TECHNO-SOLAR.
The installation of three factories for the production of ingots, wafers, cells and PV modules by TECHNO-CELLS allows quality control of the produced photovoltaic cells and modules. The implementation of two service companies, dedicated to the installation, marketing and renting of photovoltaic generation systems, respectively SOLAR-SERVIX and SOLAR-RENTAL, guarantee a competitive price policy, as well as the safety and quality of the installed systems. Moreover, every TECHNO-CELLS plant will be equipped with Research Center (CPESB).
Plants will be installed in the states of Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais and units of SOLAR-RENTAL and SOLAR-SERVIX will be distributed in several municipalities in the regions in which SOLAR-PAR operates, serving the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest regions.
Espírito Santo Project
The state has only one biome: the Atlantic Forest or so called Mares de Morros, characterized by tropical vegetation, in milder climes. Approximately 40% of the territory is formed by coastal lowland, predominantly of the inside land. Relief shows itself divided between the Baixada Espiritossantense and Serra do Castelo, with a tropical of altitude climate, hot summers and mild winters. The region's lowland climate is coastal tropical humid, influenced by the Atlantic tropical air masses, with rainfall concentrated in summer and dry winter. The average rates of annual solar radiation are medium to low, ranging from 1,850 kWh / m² / year, in the southern and coastal state, to 1,650 kWh / m² / year in the central part. Half of the state's territory is inserted in the area of the Constitutional Fund for Financing the Northeast (FNE).
The state has nine small hydro power plants exceeding 1 MW concentrated in the southern region. In the southeastern region are ten power plants with a capacity exceeding 1 MW, and four hydroelectric plants are located throughout the state territory. In Linhares is a thermal power plant and a substation. The major transmission lines are located south of the state. Besides having eight airports and host the largest port complex in Latin America grouping six ports, the state also has five federal highways: BR-101, crossing the entire coastal territory, linking the north to the south, BR-259 and BR-262 connecting the state to the south of the Federal District, and BR-342 and BR-381, connecting the state to the northern region of the country.
Based on the infrastructure, logistics and political characteristics, among the municipalities within the Constitutional Fund for Financing the Northeast (FNE), Colatina was highlighted. Situated in the region of Vale do Rio Doce, 135 km from the state capital Vitoria and the port complex, Colatina has a location that favors important logistical and economic issues. Served by the railway Vitoria-Minas and the BR-259 and ES-080 (Rodovia do Café), Colatina also has easy access to the BR-101 which links the country from north to south, and the BR-262 which connects the state to the central region of Brazil, in addition to having an airport ready for night flights.
Mato Grosso do Sul Project
The state of Mato Grosso do Sul has three distinct biomes: to the state's south the Atlantic Forest biome on the plateau of the Paraná Basin, with higher cloudiness and moist hot climate, and 1 and 3 months of drought period. To the west, further on the Serras de Maracujá and Bodoquena, climate becomes warmer and drier. In the far west of the state, is located the Pantanal biome, with hot and humid weather, and periods of 1 to 3 months of drought. The central and northern regions of the state are inserted in the Cerrado biome, with higher rates of radiation average, reaching 2,048 kWh / m² / year. Also noteworthy is the northeast region of the state, bordering Minas Gerais and Goiás, where the flat terrain have high incidence of solar radiation.
Mato Grosso do Sul has a large number of substations and transmission lines. Concentrated mainly in the center and south of the state are several thermoelectric power plants with a power output exceeding 1 MW, and north are eight small hydro. Campo Grande has some of these substations and transmission lines, and the city also counts on a large thermoelectric plant which is more than 175MW. The state presents great potential for distributed solar application due to high radiation in this area, given the high prices paid by final consumers.
Set in the context of the Constitutional Fund of the Midwest (Fundo Constitucional de Financiamento do Centro-Oeste - FCO), the state has nine airports, two of whom international (Campo Grande and Corumbá) and three ports. The highway system has six federal highways: BR-060, which goes to Brasilia; BR-158 and BR-163, which cross the country from north to south; BR-262 and BR-267, linking the state to the south of Brasilia, and BR-376, which connects the state to the northeast of the country. Among those, BR-262, BR-163 and BR-060 crosses the municipality of Campo Grande.
Seat of the state capital, the municipality of Campo Grande is also benefited by the FCO, and presents a high HDI. The county infrastructure includes the International Airport of Campo Grande, the railway AII Malha Oeste, which crosses the state from east to west, passing through Campo Grande, liaising with the Southeast and South.
Minas Gerais Project
The northern region of the state of Minas Gerais is inserted in the Cerrado biome. The semi humid climate of the region has 4-5 months seasons of drought of and is ideal for the use of photovoltaic technology. Noteworthy are the counties west of the Serra do Espinhaço, in northwestern Minas Gerais, with more plan reliefs, and lower cloudiness. These municipalities have an annual average radiation above 2100 kWh / m²/year, and are inserted in the solar hallway, with the largest solar radiation in Brazil.
The state already has 720 MW in grant applications, originating from 25 photovoltaic plants, representing 16% of the total orders in Brazil. The selected municipalities are located in northern and eastern Minas Gerais, a region administered by Cemig. For the municipality of Jaíba (Northern of Minas) there are eleven applications for granting coming from four companies, totaling 331 MW, equivalent to 44% of the claims in the state. The other projects are torn between the municipalities of Patos de Minas, Araguari, Matias Cardoso, João Pinheiro, Tupaciguara, Capitão Ananias, Vazante and Itacarambi, each with a 30 MW plant.
According to ANEEL's Bank Information Generation (BIG) data, the state's electricity generation portfolio has 97 hydro power plants with an total power output of 58MW, 86 SHPs witch total 725 MW of power, 64 hydroelectric power plants totaling 16,970 MW, 165 thermoelectric power plants totaling 1,932 MW, 1 wind power plant with a capacity of 156 kW, and 1 micro solar energy generator with power of 7 kW, totaling a generation capacity of 19,686 MW. Therefore, photovoltaic has an application potential in conjunction with these projects, taking advantage of the high local radiation and of the exchange scheme enabled by the structure of the National Interconnected System.
Concerning the characteristics of logistics and infrastructure, the municipality of Teófilo Otoni counts with the Juscelino Kubitschek airport and the federal highways BR-116, BR-342 and BR-418, in addition to state highways MG-217 and MG-409. The distance to the port complex Vitória is of around 300km. The municipality of Teófilo Otoni has one thermal power plant in its territory, with total power of 144kW.
To offer the best solutions and take part in the photovoltaic market with excellence, SOLAR-PAR has integrated the best technologies to the provision of innovative services.
The operational strategy was planned for the entire production chain, comprising the production of silicon ingots, wafers, photovoltaic crystalline silicon cells and modules by the subsidiary TECHNO-CELLS. This technology accounts for over 80% of the installed systems worldwide due to its reliability and durability that reaches 25 years of service life in the case of the modules. The manufacture of these inputs and outputs will take place in the three industrial plants that will be implemented in three states: Espírito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais, respectively in the municipalities of Colatina, Campo Grande and Teófilo Otoni.
In operation, the three units will total an annual production capacity of 285MWp in photovoltaic modules, sufficient to supply 5,700 households. It will be produced 330MWp in photovoltaic cells and the same volume in crystalline silicon wafers, supplying the demand of SOLAR-PAR S/A and the cell market for photovoltaic modules assemblers companies. Annually each plant will have a production capacity volume of 380,000 modules, equivalent to 95 MW. Each industry will produce about 26 million in photovoltaic cells, corresponding to 110 MW and the same volume on silicon wafers.
The investments will be of around R$ 705 Million (R$ 235 Million per state) and the consolidated project includes energy efficiency research centers in each plant, with annual investments of R$ 36 Million (R$ 12 million per unit).
When put into operation, the factories will total an annual production capacity of 285MWp in photovoltaic modules, 330MWp in photovoltaic cells and the same volume in crystalline silicon wafers. The total estimated annual billing revenues are approximately R$ 750 Million (R$ 250 Million per state).
TECHNO-CELLS productive capacity per plant of is detailed as follows:
- Production of Photovoltaic Modules: 380,000 modules per year, equivalent to 95 MW;
- Production of Photovoltaic Cells: 25.9 million cells per year, equivalent to 110 MW;
- Manufacture of Silicon Wafers: 25.9 million wafers per year, equivalent to 110 MW;
During the industries implementation phase will be created 250 jobs in each plant site. When starting production, the plant in each municipality will open 440 new jobs.
Furthermore other SOLAR-PAR sectorial subsidiaries, focused on installation, marketing and renting are expected to generate, in total, more than 3,000 direct jobs in the Southeast, Midwest and Northeast regions of Brazil through SOLAR-SERVIX and SOLAR-RENTAL, respectively. Together, the projects will be responsible for the offering of approximately 4,320 new direct and qualified job positions.
The spread of the use of solar energy as a viable alternative to society integrates SOLAR-PAR corporate policy, guiding the business strategy. This strategy is based on the synergistic action among the holding companies, including industrial production and services offered, setting up a competitive advantage, providing opportunities to customers to save at least 10% in their electric power bills through the rental of photovoltaic systems. Thus, the company enables society to access this technology, with also presenting the involved environmental benefits.
The R & D segment will be strongly stimulated by CPESB (Centro de Pesquisas em Energia Solar do Brasil), the Research Center of Solar Energy Efficiency. With technical and scientific expertise, CPESB will act in the research and development (R & D) of innovative processes and products in the industrial stages of the photovoltaic production chain emphasizing energy efficiency and contributing to the national scientific knowledge.
Covenants are being agreed upon the most renowned national and international research institutes and it may be cited the German Institutions Fraunhofer Ise (largest research institute in solar energy in Europe) and the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hameln (ISFH) with which Singulus developed a technical cooperation project which culminated in 20.1% efficiency in PERC solar cells. There also are underway contacts with the French National Institute for Solar Energy CEA / INES, and the Brazilian Center for Gas Technology and Renewable Energy (Centro de Tecnologias do Gás e Energias Renováveis – SENAI /CT GAS-RE).
The installation of SOLAR-PAR projects will also have positive impacts on the related chains, enabling the formation of local clusters, attracting producers of industrial inputs, component, system installation, logistics and resale companies. The photovoltaic clusters, as will be regarded, will bring social and economic benefits with the generation of jobs and income, consolidating regional integration of sustainable ventures. As examples may be mentioned the production of inputs for the assembly of panels (aluminum profiling), the after-production sequence (resistant packaging) or for local use (electric drives).
The solar photovoltaic power generation occurs through direct conversion of the radiation emitted by the sun - the portion corresponding to visible light - into electricity via photovoltaic technologies. For this conversion, the crystalline silicon PV modules are currently the most used systems in the world.
Learn about the stages for industrial production of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules:
1. Silicon (Si) purification
2. Formation of crystalline silicon ingots
3. Wafers Production
4. Cells Production
5. Modules Installation
For the generation and distribution of photovoltaic energy is necessary:
6. Installation, maintenance and operation of systems
7. Power generation
TECHNO-CELLS activities span from formation of crystalline silicon ingots (2) to module production (3-5).
SOLAR-SERVIX meets the installation, maintenance and operation of systems (6) and
SOLAR-RENTAL operates in power generation via rented systems (7).
Governor of MG with Mayor receive SOLAR-PAR in Teófilo Otoni.
Solar-Par will make investments of R $ 250 million in Teófilo Otoni.
The Solar-Par S / A, a holding company specializing in photovoltaics segment, will invest $ 250 million to build a factory for the production of ingots, wafers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules in Teófilo Otoni (Mucuri Valley) . The company's plan, besides producing such equipment, is a vertically integrated production chain, coming to power generation and leased systems. Read more.
Apresentação do programa SOLAR-PAR ao ministro Fernando Pimentel
Brasília - Representante da Solar-Par S/A, Singulus Technologies AG e o Prefeito de Teófilo Otoni Getúlio Neiva, estiveram hoje (31/10) com o ministro do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior, Fernando Pimentel, apresentando o Programa Solar-Par Nacional que contemplará três fabricas no Brasil de lingotes de silício, wafers, células e módulos fotovoltaicos (MG, MS e ES) Durante a reunião foram feitos diversos pleitos, dentre eles foi destacada a importância de salvaguardas e medidas de proteção contra a importação para o setor solar no Brasil. O ministro e sua equipe se mostraram empenhados em dar celeridade aos processos da empresa e estimular o setor.
Getúlio signs agreement for photovoltaic industry in Teófilo Otoni with investments of 235 million reais.
Mayor Getulio Neiva signed yesterday (28/10), an MoU with the company SOLAR - HOLDINGS S / A, Rio de Janeiro, to deploy in Teófilo Otoni an industry of photovoltaic panels, which will generate about 1,000 new jobs direct the county. Read more.
ES will first solar panel factory in Latin America
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André receives entrepreneurs willing to establish industry's first photovoltaic panels in South America, in MS
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MS should have the first solar panel factory in South America
Governor André Puccinelli received representatives of the company Solar-Pair aiming to establish a plant in Mato Grosso do Sul.
The industrial plan to manufacture solar panels cells for electricity production in Mato Grosso do Sul.
According to the company, will invest about U.S. $ 235 million and the unit will generate thousand direct jobs.Read more.
Company specializing in solar power will generate 690 jobs in Cirencester
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Solar energy company to generate more than a thousand jobs in Colatina
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Businessmen want to 1st install photovoltaic industry in South America, in MS
The program of the Solar-Par is to install three units in Brazil, one in Mato Grosso do Sul, for the production of the entire production chain of the solar panels from the silicon ingot to the assembly of PV modules. The company's president, Tersandro Miracles, points out that this will be the first plant of its kind in South America "There are companies that assemble the panels, but we'll produce it. Read more.
André recebe empresários que pretendem instalar primeira indústria de painéis fotovoltaicos da América do Sul, em MS
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ES will design innovative solar market in Brazil
The company Solar-Par Holdings announced on the afternoon of Monday (23), the governor's office Renato Casagrande, who will set up a factory of ingots and wafers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules in the town of Colac. It is a unique technology in Brazil and Latin America, introduced pioneered by Solar-pair through its subsidiary Techno-Cells. The project is part of the portfolio coordinated by the Department of State Development (Headquarters) in order to decentralize and diversify development in the Holy Spirit, within the Sustainable Development Program (Proedes). Read more.
Factory in Colatina will transform solar energy into electrical
Will be installed in the city of Colac factory of solar panels that will transform solar energy into electricity. The announcement occurred at the end of October was made by the company Sola-Par Holdings, the governor's office Renato Casagrande. The initiative is part of a series of projects coordinated by the Department of State Development (Headquarters) aims to decentralize and improve the development capixaba within the Sustainable Development Program (Proedes).Read more.
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