The Alex Photovoltaic Solar Complex has led to the creation of almost 4 000 direct and indirect jobs, about 70% of which represent local labor.
In addition, plans for the future include the implementation of a photovoltaic system that will supply 100% of the monthly electricity consumption of the Celestina Colares Philanthropic Hospital in Tabuleiro do Norte. This is expected to yield savings of about USD 34 254/year for the institution.
In this way, Elera is committed to improving not just the environment, but also the quality of life for the locals.
The State of Ceará is economically benefiting from the implementation of renewable projects, as this is leading to one of the highest rates of GDP growth of all the Brazilian states. According to the Secretary of Economic Development, Maia Júnior, this is the consequence of “the new policy of development focused on reducing social inequality.” “We’re harvesting the fruits of hard work, particularly in attracting investment, creating employment and opening new companies,” he said.