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Curitiba - From landfill to solar revolution

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Curitiba

City leader Mayor Rafael Greca

Curitiba joined the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase. It is one of 14 new projects that receive funding to support the realization of 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 acts 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 joined the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase. It is one of 14 new projects that receive funding to support the realization of 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 acts 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 To solarize up to 43% of city’s own energy consumption paving the way for 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 (tonnes for 2020-2050)

89,028
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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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The conceptual design of the Curitiba’s solar PV site on the landfill. Image Copyright Guilherme Klock