PV Market update Brazil

The Brazilian Solar PV Market is experiencing a boom of new projects and opportunities, both in utility-scale with the successful recent energy auctions and rooftop PV with the expansion of distributed generation. Key regulatory changes and tax incentives undeniably stimulated new and rapid 52.3% growth in distributed generation in Brazil in 2017. Consequently, estimated revenues from the Distributed Generation Market reached approximately US$ 225 million in 2017. In the recent energy auctions, 29 new utility-scale solar plants were contracted, totaling over 800MW and representing almost US$ 2 billion in investments by 2022. The webinar is going to address these promising developments and the opportunities for investments in Brazil, including an Q&A with the speaker Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia (ABSOLAR) at the end of the presentation. Don´t miss it!



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Date Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time 14:00pm Brazil (BRT) / 19:00pm Central European Time (CET)
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Duration ca. 60 minutes
Fee Free of charge - limited participation
Language English

Dr, Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR)


Rodolfo Meyer, Portal Solar

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Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia - Executive president - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR)

Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR – Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica), the national association representing companies from the whole PV value chain with operations in Brazil. Co-founder and member of the board of directors of the Global Solar Council (GSC), the global entity unifying and representing the solar power sector at an international level. Strategic advisor on Photovoltaics for Greenpeace Brazil.  

His academic background includes a PhD with honours in Engineering and Materials Technology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), with an international collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Fraunhofer ISE, Germany), a M.Sc. with honours in Renewable Energy with PV Specialisation from the EUREC Master Program, with an international collaboration with the ETH Zürich (Switzerland), and a B.Sc. with honours in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (Brazil).