Solar company Solatio Energia is gearing up to establish a groundbreaking green hydrogen project in Brazil's Piaui state, with an impressive production capacity of approximately 11 GW powered by solar energy. The government of Piaui recently announced the significant investment commitment from Solatio Energia, amounting to more than BRL 100 billion (USD 20.5 billion / EUR 18.8 billion) over the next five years for the solar park and associated green hydrogen initiatives.
The proposed projects, situated in the Export Processing Zone (ZPE) of the coastal municipality of Parnaiba, have received preliminary environmental approval. Governor Rafael Fonteles emphasized that the green hydrogen produced by the facility would be utilized to supply the local industry and for export, particularly to European markets.
Referred to as the world's largest green hydrogen park, the project aims to generate over 4,000 tonnes of hydrogen per day, according to Secretary Daniel Oliveira. Solatio Energia, along with its unit Solatio Hidrogenio Piaui Gestao de Projetos Ltda, has now secured the necessary licenses to commence production and construction activities for transmission lines and a booster substation.
The ambitious green hydrogen initiative in Brazil underscores the growing global focus on sustainable and renewable energy solutions. Solatio Energia's substantial investment aligns with the increasing demand for green hydrogen and positions Brazil as a key player in the evolving landscape of clean energy production and export.