Opportunities and challenges of South American energy generation and storage market will be themes of South America's largest exhibtion for the solar energy sector
Sao Paulo, July 17: Opportunities and challenges of South American energy generation and storage market will be themes of South America's largest exhibtion for the solar energy sector
Despite Chile's investments (it is the most advanced country in this sector, in Latin America, with 50 MW already installed) and some developments in Puerto Rico, Latin America is still the smallest market in energy storage on a global scale. The increase in the number of solar projects in the region, as in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, can become a propeller of the energy storage sector.
The Brazilian market for energy storage systems is estimated at 95 GW, sufficient volume to meet the country's load for one hour (data from the Brazilian Association of Storage and Power Quality - Abaque). According to Abaque, in August 2015, the installed total was 185.3 GW, reaching 187.3 GW in March of this year.
South America presents one of the five largest solar potential areas in the world and the growing share of solar energy, together with other renewable energy sources, announces the beginning of a structural change with challenges in energy legislation and policies, as well as the challenge itself of storage technologies, intelligent transmission systems and demand management.
The need for structuring regulatory frameworks and the evolution of suppliers' business models with a view to making energy marketing flexible to incorporate broader services in the sector will be addressed in Intersolar South America, which is in its 5th edition and will be held between the 22nd and 24th of August at the Expo Center Norte.
The exhibition consolidates technologies aimed at this market, as well as important discussions relevant to the development of the country in this scenario. The main areas of interest of this year will be photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and thermo-solar technologies.
In addition to more than 200 national and international exhibitors, the event will be accompanied by a three-day conference in order to discuss the future of both distributed and centralized solar power generation, as well the challenges and constraints faced by the domestic Brazilian PV market. The conference will focus furthermore on the strategic importance of Solar Thermal Energy in Brazil discuss PV technologies, PV financing, and energy storage.
According to Mônica Carpenter, director of Aranda Eventos, the company that organizes Intersolar South America 2017 in Cooperation with Solar Promotion International and FMMI, Brazil has an immense potential in this segment and the event is fundamental for the dissemination of globally applied technologies. "Each year, Intersolar consolidates itself as a meeting point between specialists and players, national and international, who have great responsibility in this market growth that we have perceived in the country," the executive adds.
Recently, Intersolar South America hosted a webinar about energy storage, which can be accessed through the link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1224342864251272706
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.