Brazil has the potential to be a world leader in solar energy. So far however, the country hasn't been doing much. Solar technology is still in its infancy here. But with help from Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI), the country's largest solar plant is slowly taking shape. It's meant to generate one megawatt of energy. So far, all of Brazil has produced just 2.5 megawatts of energy from solar. In comparison, that's less than 0.01 percent of the energy produced by the solar industry in Germany. The pilot project in Brazil is meant to be an impetus for further investors to place their money on solar technology. Santa Catarina, where the solar plant is coming up, is one Brazil's darkest states. And still, solar irradiation there is 40 percent higher than in Germany's sunniest places.