With more than 11,500 visitors from over 30 countries, the 4th Intersolar South America trade fair ended in Sao Paulo last 25 August. 180 international exhibitors attended the event, providing key information to sector specialists, investors and project planners over the course of three days.
The exhibition brought together a wide range of exhibitors including PV cell and module makers, inverter companies, providers of monitoring and control technology, PV manufacturers, PV components and tracking systems suppliers, providers of mounting systems, PV applications distributors and solar thermal technologies suppliers, as well as energy storage providers.
Once again in 2016, the Intersolar South America conference was held in parallel from 23 to 25 August, with more sessions and workshops this year and delegate numbers exceeding the 800 attendees of last year. The conference provided first-hand insights into anticipated future developments in the Brazilian solar market. As well as looking at the challenges of net metering, taxation, grid connection procedures, dissemination and funding offered by the national regulatory agency ANEEL, the conference also examined the highly promising distributed solar PV segment. Another emerging area highlighted was centralised generation, especially given the highly successful national PV electricity auctions conducted by the government over the past 3 years; one auction is scheduled for December 2016.
Special side events such as the presentation of the Greenpeace report “The Energy [R]evolution and Alvorada”, and an exclusive networking dinner completed the conference.
Next year, Intersolar South America will take place at the Expocenter Norte from 22 to 24 August 2017.
FuturENERGY at InterSolar South America
In August, far from being on holiday, FuturENERGY attended the solar industry event InterSolar South America, one of the most important on this American Sub-continent. Copies of our May issue were distributed at this event, including a special section dedicated to PV and whose front cover featured a leading US company in the manufacture and supply of solar trackers, Sun Action Trackers.
Read this issue online by clicking here.