The country set a record for expanding installed wind power capacity in 2021, according to federal government data. The source already represents 11% of the Brazilian energy matrix, constituting about 20 GW of installed power. With the increase, Brazil took the sixth position in the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) ranking of total installed capacity of onshore wind energy, in 2021.
Wind energy is a clean and renewable energy source that has been gaining prominence in Brazil. Generation through wind energy takes place with the use of natural resources, in which the wind turns a huge propeller connected to a generator, creating mechanical energy and transforming it into electricity.