Photovoltaic Trends Hitting the Market (Agri-PV, Floating PV, BIPV)

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 3-4 (2nd floor)

New technologies arrive in the market every year, but which ones can already be used and which ones still need to mature for use? In this panel, some of these technologies will be addressed, such as BIPV, floating photovoltaic solar energy, agro-photovoltaic, integration of photovoltaic solar energy to vehicles, among others.

04:00 pm - 04:10 pmWelcome & Introduction

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rüther


Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)

04:10 pm - 04:25 pmBIPV in Brazil: Myth or Gold?

Isadora Pauli Custódio

BIPV architect; Solar energy doctoral candidate and researcher

Laboratório Fotovoltaica /UFSC

04:25 pm - 04:40 pmEnergy Independence for Agriculture with Photovoltaic

Priscila Alves dos Santos

Electrical Engineer


04:40 pm - 04:55 pmArchitecture's Future is Solar: Instituto Germinare and Its photovoltaic Brises

Clarissa Zomer


Arquitetando Energia Solar

04:55 pm - 05:10 pmAgrivoltaics in Australia: Potential for Clean Energy - Generation and Adaption to Climate Change

John Grimes

Chief Execuitive

Smart Energy Council

05:10 pm - 05:30 pmQ&A Session



Clarissa Zomer, Arquitetando Energia Solar



- Architect and Urban Planner - UFSC (2006) - Researcher at the Fotovoltaica UFSC Group (2003-2020) - Master and Doctor in Civil Engineering on Building-integrated photovoltaics - UFSC (2010-2014) - Sandwich Doctorate in Singapore - Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore/ National University of Singapore (2012-2013) - Post-doctorate in Building-integrated photovoltaics - UFSC (2015-2020) - Undergraduate and graduate professor (UFSC, Unisociesc, Univali and UFPI) (2017-2021) - Founder of Arquitetando Energia Solar (2020) - Co-founder of Integre Sustentabilidade (2020) - Director of BIPV of ABGD (2022) - Director of Architectural Design of Garantia Solar BIPV (2023) - Partner of Sungrow for BIPV disclosure on social networks (2023) Arquitetando Energia Solar works in BIPV designs through consulting services for architects, engineers, integrators, or direct customers to propose PV systems committed to aesthetics of the building and the energy performance of the generator.


Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rüther, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)





Isadora Pauli Custódio, Laboratório Fotovoltaica /UFSC

BIPV architect; Solar energy doctoral candidate and researcher


Isadora is an architect and urban planner with 10 years of experience in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Throughout her career, she has designed more than 40 MWp of PV systems integrated into buildings. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the Civil Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEC) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She is also a researcher at the Fotovoltaica/UFSC Laboratory since 2013, as well as a volunteer at the Brazilian Network of Women in Solar Energy (MESol) since 2022



Electrical Engineer


13 years in the solar market and in research and development More than 10,000 students graduated from solar energy courses, of which 3,000 were involved in social projects. Master's Degree in Energy from Unicamp, Doctoral Student, Startup Mentor, Researcher at Fit Tecnologia Engineer and consultant at ECODESENVOLVE. Worked on the first hybrid PV project with mobility


John Grimes, Smart Energy Council

Chief Execuitive


John Grimes is the Smart Energy Council's CEO, shaping the organisation into the robust peak independent body it is today. John is a fervent advocate for the smart energy sector and its critical role in transforming Australia into a smart energy superpower.

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