With more than 12,000 visitors from 47 countries, the 5th Intersolar South America exhibition and conference - the key platform for promoting solar technologies in South America - closed its doors in Sao Paulo last week.

Sao Paulo, August 31, 2017: With more than 12,000 visitors from 47 countries, the 5th

Intersolar South America exhibition and conference - the key platform for promoting solar
technologies in South America - closed its doors in Sao Paulo last week. 220 international
exhibitors attended the event, providing latest trends to industry specialists, investors,
and project planers over the course of three days.
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 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. The continent is positioned to be one of the most attractive regions for solar
development. Market analysts predict strong solar growth in several major South American markets
such as Chile and Brazil. At the same time, new markets like Argentina and Colombia are emerging.
"We are happy to contribute to this success story and delighted to get such a good resonance to
our exhibition and conference," Dr. Florian Wessendorf, managing director of Solar Promotion
International and Daniel Strowitzki, CEO at Freiburg Management and Marketing International, the
international organizers of Intersolar South America, jointly state.
"For us Intersolar South America is an important vehicle for spreading our brand. Even taking part
in the event for only two years, we doubled the size of our booth this year. In 2018 we are going to
expand our footprint by more than three times. We have no doubt that the successful expansion of
our brand is considerably supported by Intersolar South America." Marcelo von Gal, President of
Ecori Solar Energy states.
Since the high penetration of renewables in South America's future power systems will significantly
increase the need for flexible operational measures, innovative energy storage solutions are getting
more and more into the focus. A circumstance that Intersolar South America serves with its special
exhibition "ees South America". At least 40 exhibitors of Intersolar South America showed electrical
energy storage products as part of their portfolio.
More than 1,500 solar experts attended the Intersolar South America conference to discuss all
aspects of solar technologies and analyze market opportunities and business models for the industry.
Opportunities in decentralized and centralized markets, policies, innovations and financing were
prominent topics of the conference.
The Brazilian solar market will continue to cause excitement. Next year, Intersolar South America
will run at the Expo Center Norte from August 28-30, 2018.
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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.

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