ABSOLAREstablished in 2013, the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR) is a private not for profit organisation that gathers companies from the whole solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain with operations in Brazil. ABSOLAR coordinates, represents and defends the common interests of its members, in order to promote the diffusion, establishment and development of solar photovoltaic energy into the Brazilian electricity matrix.
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ABENS - Brazilian Association of Solar EnergyThe Brazilian Association of Solar Energy (ABENS) is a non-for-profit, nongovernmental organization developed to foster and support the research, development, and application of all forms and technologies of solar energy in Brazil. ABENS works in agreement with the goals and principles of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), representing its Brazilian associates on ISES board of directors.
ABGD - Brazilian Distributed Generation AssociationAssociation of companies formed by solution providers, EPC's, integrators, distributors, manufacturers that have in common the direct or indirect performance in the distributed generation from renewable sources. The ABGD is predisposed to represent and defend the interests of its associates with government agencies, class entities, regulators, players in the sector and work towards the inclusion of the different sectors of society in order to actively benefit from Distributed Generation, Incorporating the concepts of sustainability, financial return, legal certainty and energy efficiency.
ABNT - Brazilian Association of Technical StandardsABNT is the National Standardization Forum, in recognition of Brazilian society since it was created in September 28, 1940; and confirmed by the Federal Government through legal instruments. ABNT is responsible for Brazilian Standards development (NBR) which are aimed at various sectors. ABNT participates in the Regional Standardization by Pan American Commission on Technical Standards (COPANT) and by Mercosur Association for Standardization (AMN); in the International Standardization by International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), influencing the standard´s content and seeking to ensure competitive conditions for Brazilian products and services, in addition to exercising their social role. Furthermore, ABNT is also a conformity assessment body accredited by Inmetro for certification of products, systems and environmental programs, such as the eco-label and verification of greenhouse gas. www.abnt.org.br
ABRACEELThe Brazilian Association of Energy Traders (ABRACEEL) defends the right of free choice of the power supplier, the so-called light and natural gas bill portability, by the consumers. Founded in the year 2000, the association currently counts with 93 associated companies, which combined commercialize 85% of the electricity. Its main purpose is to work together with the society in general, opinion makers and government bodies, and to encourage a free competitive market as an instrument of efficiency in both the electric energy and the natural gas segments.
ABRASOLThe Brazilian Association of Solar Thermal Energy (ABRASO) unites the entire value chain of the solar thermal sector, a step forward for the new possibilities that renewable energy foretells for the future.
ACERA - The Chilean Association for Renewable Energies and StorageThe Chilean Association for Renewable Energies and Storage, ACERA AG., gathers about 130 members including developers, generators and suppliers of products and services, national and foreign, in the whole value chain of the industry of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE). ACERA seeks the protection of the environment and sustainable development for Chile, through the promotion of renewable energies and energy storage, their best complement.
Its mission is to promote a regulatory framework that allows NCREs and energy storage to compete on equal terms with traditional sources. To achieve this, it is working on three strategic objectives: Promote the generation of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies; contribute permanently to the development of a regulatory framework to encourage the production of NCRE, and finally, to promote the installation of NCRE plants that not only comply with but exceed participation goals established for these energies in the national legislation.
Argentinean-German Chamber of Industry and CommerceThe Argentinean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Argentina) is a non-governmental, autonomous and non-profit organization. Its main objective is the strengthening of bilateral cooperation aiming at the social and economic growth of both countries. Given its expertise in various strategic areas (such as: sustainable development, ethics and compliance, education and training, business and technology and innovation as well), AHK Argentina is an active agent in the reinforcing of Argentinean-German relations.
Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil-Alemanha no Rio Grande do SulThe promotion of bilateral economic relations between Brazil or Rio Grande do Sul and Germany are at the center of the goals of our Chamber of Commerce Abroad. The AHK Rio Grande do Sul is instrumental in promoting South Brazil in Germany as well as in Europe, thereby promoting both trade and investment on both sides of the Atlantic and facilitating the market entry of its members, partners and customers.
BSW-Solar – German Solar AssociationWith about 800 member companies, Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. (German Solar Association) is the interest group of the German solar energy industry. Forming a strong community of companies, BSW-Solar acts as an informant and intermediary between business and the political and public sectors. It represents the common commercial interests of businesses within the solar energy value chain. Our objective is to establish solar energy as a permanent pillar of a global energy industry.
CCIBACThe mission of the "Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil-Alemanha do Ceará" (CCIBAC) is to promote bilateral trade relations between Ceará and Germany and to create incentives for the development of economic, scientific and cultural relations.
It is a civil society, independent, not-for-profit association of private law.
CCIBAC was founded in 2016 by former Honorary Consul Dieter Gerding and a group of entrepreneurs operating in the Brazilian market and having the necessary experience to offer qualified services specifically for German investors.
CCIBAC enables German and Brazilian companies to expand their networks and find new business partners.
CELA – Clean Energy Latin AmericaCELA Clean Energy Latin America is a financial advisory and strategy consulting firm supporting companies and investors in the renewable energy sector Latin America. CELA has advised clients in the sale and/or acquisition (M&A) of more than 1,300 MWp of solar PV projects, secured project financing for more than R$ 1.5 billion, successfully supported clients in obtaining PPAs in the regulated and in the free market (financial modelling and due diligence) and developed business plans for some of the main players in the DG market in Brazil. In 2019 the company launched Re.value, a software that analyzes the financial viability of solar DG projects of all sizes and business models in Brazil.
Freiburg Green CityThe Business Network for Environmental and Renewable Energy Industries in Freiburg and the Region
ICZ – Instituto de Metais Não FerrososICZ has the vision to lead and support the sectors of metals zinc, nickel and lead in the development and dissemination of their applications and sustainable use in Brazil through the alignment of past experiences to new marketing concepts, providing its members the assistance and access to new technologies and products, providing a greater competitiveness for the whole production chain. Currently the ICZ operates heavily in dissemination of technology of hot-dip galvanizing as protection against corrosion in the steels used in the structures of anchorages for photovoltaic panels.
Ideal InstituteIdeal Institute is a private nonprofit based in Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Ideal Institute is an institution that promotes renewable energy and the development of policies for energy integration in Latin America. Ideal conducts three major areas of expertise: the Cleaner Energy Seminar, and América do Sol. They all include a number of initiatives free of charge. www.institutoideal.org
SolarPower EuropeSolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system.
Litro De LuzWe are an international organization operating in more than 20 countries. In Brazil, we are present in the five regions and we have directly impacted more than 10 thousand people.
We bring light to residents of local communities who do not have access to electricity or who live without light in their homes. We use a simple, economical and ecologically sustainable technology, consisting of plastic bottles, solar panels and LED lamps.
The Brazilian Women`s Network in Solar EnergyThe Brazilian Women`s Network in Solar Energy (MESol, from the Portuguese abbreviation) aims to connect, support and empower women from the solar and renewable energy sector in Brazil through events, workshops, discussion panels, reports and mentorship programs. MESol was founded in 2019 as a result from the 1st Meeting of Women in Solar Energy which took place at the Solar Energy Research Laboratory from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Fotovoltaica-UFSC). MESol activities can be followed at its Facebeook page, Instagram and Linkedin.