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Curitiba - Leading Brazil's rooftop solar revolution.

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Curitiba

City leader Mayor Rafael Greca

Curitiba joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable renewable energy options coming onto the market, Curitiba can act as an example to cities across Brazil and Latin America of how to deliver clean cheap energy to the city while reucing the cities dependence on the grid. 

Curitiba joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects.  As cities around the world take advantage of the ever more accessible and affordable renewable energy options coming onto the market, Curitiba can act as an example to cities across Brazil and Latin America of how to deliver clean cheap energy to the city while reucing the cities dependence on the grid. 

  • Project Scale 10-15 MWp of solar PV across the city
  • Population of Curitiba 1.9 Million
  • Project Objective Triple the current solar capacity in the state and pave the way for rooftop PV projects across the city.

Curitiba will lead the way for a rooftop solar revolution in Brazil by solarising rooftops of municipally owned buildings and bus terminals in the city. The City, supported by the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF), will develop the business case for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on the city’s rooftops. The city is already conducting a pilot of rooftop PV projects on 26 social housing units and is undertaking a rooftop PV project for its City Hall.

The CFF assistance will include technical feasibility studies for rooftop solar on the Pinheirinho Bus Terminal, Boqueirão Bus Terminal, Santa Cândida Bus Terminal, and Interstate Bus and Railroad Station as well as the deactivated Caximba Landfill, and development of public private partnership models

CO2 Emissions reductions (kg per annum)

1,150,000
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Investing in clean energy is the way forward to build a more sustainable world. Curitiba is proud to partner with such important institutions. They will help us to take care of our future generations.
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Mayor Rafael Greca Mayor of Curitiba

The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF is currently providing the following support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Technical feasibility study for the 4 rooftop PV projects and 1 surface PV plants;
  • Legal and institutional study to develop tender documents, financing strategies and contract models for public private partnership (PPP) investments;
  • Development of business case for the projects covering payback period, cost-benefit analysis, avoided costs analysis;
  • Analysis of potential future revenue streams (incl. a private sector engagement strategy) with the intention of upscaling the project.
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