Thursday, June 2, 2022 I 11:00am BRT/4:00pm CET I Webinar Language: English
Solar energy has gained a significant share in the Brazilian energy matrix. According to the recently published “Global Market Outlook” report by SolarPowerEurope, Brazil is to become a major global solar market by 2026. As of April 2022, Brazil had surpassed 15 GW of total installed solar, with more than 5 GW added in 2021 alone. Distributed-generation systems account for 10 GW of installed capacity, and large-scale solar PV power plants for 5 GW. Distributed generation registered record growth in 2021, but that may well be surpassed in 2022. Driven by the growth of renewables, other technologies envision great market potential. Especially Energy Storage can play an essential role. In this webinar the CEO of ABSOLAR, Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia and Markus Vlasits, Managing Director at NewCharge Energy, will provide insights in this promising market.
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Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO of ABSOLAR
Dr. Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia is co-founder and CEO of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), the national association representing Brazilian solar PV companies and professionals. He is co-founder and a governing board member of the GSC (Global Solar Council), a non-profit body representing regional and national solar associations on international issues.
Rodrigo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering and Technology from PUC-RS (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), a Master's degree in Renewable Energies from Loughborough University (UK), a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from USP (São Paulo University), and has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Germany) and with ETH Zürich (Switzerland).
Markus Vlasits, Newcharge
Markus Vlasits is the founder of NewCharge and an advisor to ABSOLAR's Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences, and co-organized a storage conference for Intersolar South America 2021 in partnership with SolarPromotion. He is a current member of ABSOLAR's Board and coordinates ABSOLAR's Energy Storage Workgroup.
Since 2019: He is the founder and managing partner of NewCharge Projects, focusing on PV solar energy generation and storage solutions.
2016-2018: He co-founded and served as Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm leasing photovoltaic plants.
2007-2012: He was director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels.
2000-2007: He was an ssociate and later junior partner at McKinsey&Company.
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