Latin America is at the global frontier for unsubsidized solar markets.

With the highest irradiation levels and fast growing demand, Latin America is positioned to be one of the most attractive regions for solar development. Analysts from GTM forecast a cumulative PV demand of 41 GW installed between 2016 and 2021.

This year, GTM research expects that the region will boost its share of global PV demand to more than 6.2 percent, up from around 2.4 percent in 2016, and virtually no solar demand just a few years earlier. Their report projects a strong solar growth in several major Latin American markets such as Mexico and Chile. At the same time, new markets like Argentina and Colombia are emerging.

Solar prices have fallen drastically in South American auctions. Distributed generation is starting to gain a larger share of Latin America’s solar market, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, where net metering and other incentives are in place. However, utility-scale solar is the primary market driver due to a rapidly declining price trend.

But low PV prices, while so far positive for solar deployment, pose a challenge to developers trying to finance low rate return projects. However, the introduction of tax reforms, partnerships with development banks and funds for renewable-specific projects, and economic recovery at a broader level is helping to sustain regional renewable energy investment in 2017.  

Despite political and economic challenges Brazil will be one of LATAM’s top-five solar markets

The fall in prices and a concurrent increase in demand have resulted in multi-gigawatt pipelines in Brazil. Despite being hit by political and economic firestorms last year; Brazil is still expected to command a top-five share of PV demand in Latin America for the near term. Brazil’s PV market added upward of 267 megawatts in PV capacity in 2016, but it will soon lose ground to its neighbors if recent economic and demand trends do not reverse.

Top-notch speakers at Intersolar South America Conference

All these above mentioned developments will be discussed at the Intersolar South America Conference with a focus on the hot topics of Distributed Generation and Financing. Top notch speakers like Márcio Trannin, Head of Enel Soluções Brasil and Enel Green Power Participações Ltda., Brazil, Fernando Martins, Solar Energy Engineer, Renewables Advisory Americas, DNV GL, Brazil, Reinaldo Escada Chohfi Ph.D., Managing Partner, GeoDesign Internacional, Brazil and Eduardo Tobias Ruiz, Director, CELA - Clean Energy Latin America, Brazil are going to give valuable insights into the opportunities of the Brazilian market.

Intersolar South America 2017 - The platform for South American solar and renewable energy

These developments are also resulting in the predicted success of Intersolar South America 2017. With more than 11,500 visitors and over 1,500 conference attendees at Sao Paulo's Expo Center Norte, Intersolar South America 2016 attracted more  than  double  its  expected  attendance, making it South America's largest solar exhibition and conference. 180 exhibitors showcased their products. In 2017 Intersolar South America is going to top last year’s record.

As the developments in the renewable energy sector are not to be found in solar energy alone, Intersolar South America enriches its portfolio with the Special Exhibition: ees South America, covering the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies – from components and production to specific user application. Furthermore for the first time the special exhibition EnergyDecentral South America, organized by the German Agricultural Society (DLG International GmbH) takes place in São Paulo at Expo Center Norte. EnergyDecentral South America will offer a unique platform for new trends in biogas.                  

About Intersolar  

With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.

Intersolar South America is the largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry in South America. It takes place at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies.

Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. 180 international exhibitors and more than 11,500 visitors from over 30 countries attended Intersolar South America in 2016.

100 speakers and more than 1,500 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the conditions surrounding technological, market and political developments at the accompanying conference. With more than 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world’s most influential markets and solar supply chain.

Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, and São Paulo, and Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

Organizers: Intersolar South America is organized by Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim, Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI) and Aranda Eventos & Congressos Ltda, São Paulo as the co-organizer.

Intersolar South America
Date: August 22-24, 2017
Exhibition times: 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Conference times: 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Expo Center Norte – São Paulo – SP

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