With more than 11,500 visitors from over 30 countries, and 180 international exhibitors the 4th Intersolar South America exhibition ntersolar South America 2016 exceeded all expectations when it ended in São Paulo last week.
“We were amazed at the interest shown,” says Daniel Strowitzi of FMMi, joint organiser 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.