This year, Intersolar South America as part of The smarter E, organized the Intersolar South America Digital Xperience, a virtual event that provided - not only - the latest market forecasts for solar developments in Brazil. While solar power is increasingly becoming the most affordable and fastest-growing power generation technology in the world, Brazil has emerged as a solid GW-scale solar market in recent years. If you want to know what the near future holds for solar in Brazil, watch the recordings!
|3:00–4:00pm||Welcome and Introduction to the Conference Platform|
Session 1: Latin America Solar Investment Opportunities, Partner: SolarPower Europe
Following the rapid cost decrease of the solar PV technology, and a new wave of supportive measures, the Latin America region is starting to unveil its huge market potential for solar energy. In Chile, for example, a total coal phase out is due by 2040, and in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, in spite of the COVID-19 and unpredictable political climate, new solar capacity in 2020 is exceeding previous forecasts.
In the context of SolarPower Europe’s work to unlock solar markets potential in emerging markets, experts from leading companies in the energy sector developed a report on four key markets in Latin America, and their potential for solar PV generation in the coming years. In this session, five experts were invited to share and discuss their insights for each country. The main findings from the report will be presented, including the main barriers to the development of the solar sector, and the recommendations to address them.
|4:00–4:15pm||Break and discussion|
Two parallel sessions
Session 3: Solar PV combined with electrical energy storage (ees) and Electric Vehicle: Emerging Trends & Business Models
|5:15–5:30pm||Break and discussion|
|5:30–6:30pm||Session 4: Floating Solar PV Farms: Trends and Prospects|
Though still comparatively niche, floating solar systems are becoming increasingly common on both on and off-shore water bodies around the world. Speakers will share their first-hand experience of realizing such systems, the lessons learned and the O&M challenges they faced.