Intersolar South America 2016 exceeded all expectations

With more than 11,500 visitors from over 30 countries, the 4th Intersolar South America exhibition ended in São Paulo last week. 180 international exhibitors attended the event, providing important information to industry specialists, investors and project planers over the course of three days.

São Paulo, August 30, 2016: With more than 11,500 visitors from over 30 countries, the 4th Intersolar South America exhibition ended in São Paulo last week. 180 international exhibitors attended the event, providing important information to industry specialists, investors and project planers over the course of three days.


"We were amazed at the interest shown," says Daniel Strowitzi of FMMi, joint organizer together with business partners and colleagues. "The exhibitors were extremely pleased with the number of important visitors. We also got excellent feedback on running the event in parallel with ENIE, the specialist trade show for electrical installations." Thiago Andrade and Bruno Girotto, who both work as integrators and recently launched their own business, attended the exhibition for the first time and were excited about the possibilities offered by the solar industry: "We have high expectations, and we're going to stay here all three days."

More than 1,500 participants attended the accompanying conference. Camila Ramos, CELA Director, organized a panel discussion at the conference focusing on financing PV and distributed generation plants. "There are 1,400 companies with projected investments of R$140 billion. The Brazilian solar market has the potential of 80 to 110 GW of solar installations until 2040," states Camila. Conference attendee Ivo Chavan, who is an electrical engineer in the field of automation processes for energy efficiency, comments: "I made very important contacts for closing future business deals. I attended all conference sessions, and it helped me a lot to boost my knowledge, especially regarding large-scale PV power plants."

The Brazilian solar market will continue to cause excitement. Next year, Intersolar South America will run at the Expocenter Norte from August 22-24, 2017.

Impressions / Gallery: http://www.intersolar.net.br/en/home/for-visitors/about-intersolar/impressions.html

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.

115 exhibitors and more than 9,000 trade visitors attended Intersolar South America in 2015. 91 speakers and more than 817 attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the conditions surrounding technological, market and political developments at the accompanying conference.

With 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. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, São Paulo, and, starting in 2016, in Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.

For more information on Intersolar South America, please visit: www.intersolar.net.br

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.

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