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Aurora is the name of endless energy, of the energy that never runs out, renewable energy, solar energy

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Aurora is the energy of the future.

We were created with the aim of contributing to the planet, becoming an important solar power generator in Brazil, seeking for innovation on technology and basing ourselves in key suppositions to take Brazil into the top clean energy producing countries in the world.

We uniquely provide notorious knowledge in the energy, strategic, and engineering sector to reach governance and credibility excellence in the photovoltaic energy sector.

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Mission

  • iconContributing for a better future in the Planet;
  • iconWorking in favor of sustainability and socioeconomic commitment;
  • iconInnovating, developing, and implementing excellent solutions in solar power businesses.

Vision

  • iconWorld-class solutions for sustainable energy projects.

Values

  • icon State of the Art;
  • icon Sustainability as a priority;
  • icon Differentiated quality with competitiveness;
  • icon Respect to people;
  • icon Boldness;
  • icon Respect to the environment;
  • icon Fulfilling obligations and contracts;
  • icon Determination;
  • icon Ethics.

Solar power in the world

Solar power has the highest generation potential out of all other power sources combined, renewable or not. Some estimates state that if we used all of the solar power potential at a global scale, it would be possible to generate two thousand times the total production of all nuclear, thermonuclear, and hydroelectric plants, therefore, being able to provide electricity for us for an entire year.

Because of this and other reasons, most countries in the world are investing more in solar power, aiming to supply their energy demands with a clean and renewable source.

Countries such as the United States and China are leading the generation of solar power in the world. In Germany, their goal is to supply 100% of their energy consumption with renewable sources until 2050.

In general, the transition to clean energy sources, transportation (electric vehicles), and batteries is a global trend.

The investments on clean energy in 2017 show that last year was very important for this sector; they invested US $ 333,5 billion, 3% above the total invested in the previous year, and 7% above the all-time record, established in 2015.

The global investment in clean energy in the first six months of 2018 was of US $ 138,2 billion, a 1% drop regarding the same period in 2017. In the 2nd trimester of 2018, there was an 8% year to year increase to US $ 76,7 billion.

The constant drop in the solar, wind, and ion-lithium battery power costs means that the market opportunities will keep arising for clean energy, electric vehicles, and energy storage.

Many companies analyzed the market and predicted that trends in cost reduction will keep strong for the next years, thanks to the scale economy and technological improvements - although no trend is linear, given the importance of the balance between supply and demand, commodity, and prices.

These cost reductions for solar power project the capital costs. This means that the same billions of dollars are going to buy more gigawatts than it did in the previous year.

Solar resources map
Photovoltaic energy potential

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Long-term average for the daily/annual sum

Daily sum

Annual sum

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Solar power in Brazil

Brazil is the fifth best country in terms of solar potential, getting over 4 kWh/m2 of daily solar irradiation, even in the least sunny areas in the South, and over 6,5 kWh/m2 in the Northeast Region, which has a high availability of resources, That generates a high capacity factor, of 19% to 24%, for photovoltaic installations, a factor that is twice as high as the average in Germany (one of the leading countries in the use of photovoltaic power).

According to current research, the photovoltaic power in Brazil emerges at a staggering rate, reaching the mark of 2GW of installed capacity. The country has the ability of closing the year of 2018 with 2.5GW in their electric matrix.

The government's promise is to hire at least 7GW of large-scale solar photovoltaic power until 2023/24.

Electro-Energetic Matrix in Brazil (2015 – 2040)

Source: BNEF

Currently, Brazil is a global reference in clean energy, such as:

Minas Gerais

Clean source

The Minas Gerais Northern Region is an excellent place for the generation of Photovoltaic Solar Power, because it has insolation levels that are similar to the ones in the best areas of the planet

On three microregions in the north of the state, the sun was always considered a burden, leading to historic droughts, and now they have the chance to receive great investments to take advantage of the clean source.

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Our Project

  • Approximately 1,360 MW of approved DROs;
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  • 690 MW in environmental license (LP, LI and LO);
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  • 160 MW of energy concession;
  • Mandatory solarimetric measurement period started in September 2016;
  • One of the best solarimetric indexes in Brazil, confirmed by a Solarimetric Data and Annual Energy Production Certificate - P50 (MWh/YEAR) = 32,9% F.C;
  • Excellent wind speed and amount, helping cool down the panels, and therefore, increasing energy efficiency;
  • Flat and continuous land;
  • Land regularization issue solved;
  • There won't be any interferences to the legal reserve;
  • Creation of ecological corridors;
  • Possibility of immediate connection in distribution;
  • LT and SE for 2020/22 with a connection ability of over 3GW and already auctioned;
  • Region contemplated by SUDENE tax incentives and benefit.

Electric connection studies and access reports will be executed, in order to comply with the schedule and the EPE/ANEEL requirements.

Permanent regime electric studies (load flow and shorting), electromechanical transitory studies (or dynamic), electromagnetic transitories (TEM), and electric energy quality (QEE), both prospectively (future scenarios), both in the context of the Access Report processes with ONS (National Electric System Operator).

Pre-operational studies, aiming to meet the operation requests for the integration of the enterprises to the SIN (National Interconnected System).

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Minas Gerais is the fourth biggest state in Brazil in terms of territory, with 586.528 km2, which corresponds to 7% of the Country's territory.

The State is located between the parallels 14°13ʼ58ʼ‘ and 22°54ʼ00ʼ‘ of South latitude and the meridians 39°51ʼ32ʼ‘ and 51°02ʼ35ʼ‘ West of Greenwich.

Minas Gerais composes the Southeast Region and has a 4.727 wide border with its neighboring states. It is bordered to the South and Southwest with the State of São Paulo, to the West with Mato Grosso do Sul, to Northwest with Goiás, to the North with Bahia, to the East with Espírito Santo, and to the Southeast with Rio de Janeiro

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DISTRIBUTION OF THE
BLOCKS

The Project is being conceived in the Northern Region of Minas Gerais, with an installed capability of 1.360 MW divided between 34 blocks with 40 MW each, which later, strategically, are divided into 340 4 MW modules, becoming the largest solar photovoltaic solar power project in Latin America, which is the equivalent to 2,000 soccer field and total CAPEX of approximately R$ 5,0 billion.

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ENVIRONMENTAL EVIDENCE IN 25 YEARS

  • 1.360 MW or 1.360.000 kWh (kilowatt-hour)*;
  • 90 billion kWh (kilowatt-hour)*;
  • 2,3 million photovoltaic panels (370Wp/panel)*;
  • 1,2 million medium to low consumption residences (300 kWh/month)*;
  • 108 million tons of coal reduced if those were used in the production of thermal energy (when compared to the same 1.360 MW)*;
  • 90 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction in the environment when compared to the thermal plant (coal)*.

    * Approximate values.
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Together we can
come closer to a

CLEANER
ENERGY FUTURE

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renovate the solar energy sector in Brazil!