Solar Energy on a Deactivated Landfill and Bus StationsCity of Curitiba, Brazil
The landfill solar PV system is the first of its kind in Latin America and will pave the way for decentralized generation of solar energy by municipalities throughout Brazil. The project is expected to generate up to 8 MW, with the potential to upscale.
The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) supported the city of Curitiba to prepare the Curitiba More Energy project. It entails the installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) on a deactivated landfill and bus stations. By incentivizing the generation and use of clean energy, the project increases the municipality’s renewable energy portfolio and decreases GHG emissions.