Published: 01 November 2013 01 November 2013
Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. (Honda Energy), Honda's wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil has started the construction of its new wind farm in the city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil.
The wind farm is approximately 1,000 kilometres south of Honda's current automobile production plant in Sumaré, São Paulo. Honda Energy plans to begin the operation of its new wind farm in September 2014. The total investment for this wind power generation business is expected to be approximately 100 million Brazilian reais. The wind farm will be equipped with nine wind power turbine units, and it is expected to generate approximately 95,000 MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to Honda's current annual electricity needed for automobile production in Brazil.