- Brazil’s Coema has given environmental approval to Omega Energia’s proposed 4.6 GW solar project
- It is expected to host 8 million solar panels in in the municipalities of Aracati and Icapui in Ceara state
- Kuara Solar Project will be built to supply clean energy to FFI’s green hydrogen production plans
The State Council for the Environment (Coema) in Brazil’s Ceara state has given environmental approval to a gigantic 4.6 GW solar power project proposed by Omega Energia that’s planned to provide clean energy to green hydrogen production plans of Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI).
Probably the largest solar energy project in Latin America, the complex is planned to be built in the municipalities of Aracati and Icapui, spanning 8,000-hectare space. It will require deployment of 8 million solar panels.
While Coema did not reveal any other details in its announcement, local newspaper Diario do Nordeste revealed that the Kuara Solar Project will be built on land owned by J. Macedo Group.
In November 2022, at COP27 the State of Ceara and FFI confirmed their plans to develop a green hydrogen project in the northeast of Brazil and bring it into production as early as 2027, after having signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2021.
Ceara has promised to encourage large scale investments for the development of a green hydrogen hub in Pecem Industrial and Port Complex for which FFI is currently seeking license to deploy the Pecem Green Hydrogen Project.