Solar PV Markets in Brazil’s Northeast are on the Rise - Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste Unites all Stakeholders in Fortaleza

Press Release – Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019: Brazil’s demand for electricity has increased almost 200% in 30 years, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Especially, distributed generation is driving momentum in the Brazilian market since the sale of surplus power has been exempted from taxes in 23 states across Brazil. In particular, the Northeast has excellent conditions for strong solar deployments. Latest trends in policies, market development and technology have been in the spotlight at the Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste that brought together more than 1.000 professionals to share knowledge, experiences and present their products, technologies and services in solar PV in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Best natural conditions, low prices for property and forward thinking policies are outstanding in Brazil’s Northeast in comparison to other regions. According to the goals of the Fortaleza 2040 Plan the city is planning to occupy 10% of its roofs with solar panels, in addition to becoming energy self-sufficient by 2040. The role of solar PV in the Northeast and in the operation of the electricity matrix in Brazil is rising continuously with strong potential on the free energy market, especially under hourly electricity prices and challenges on the O&M of projects. Promising initiatives are under way: In the Rio São Francisco Project (PISF), the use of solar PV by the navy, rural applications, projects with universities, as well as solar PV integrated into products of our daily lives, such as roof tiles, umbrellas and backpacks.

The Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste, taken place on April 10 -11, 2019 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, had a laser focus on all current developments. The event included a two-day conference with high-level content specially provided by the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (ABSOLAR), the national entity representing the solar PV sector in Brazil. More than 300 attendees gathered to learn from a broad range of speakers, including authorities from the federal government, the national regulatory agency (ANEEL), as well as the governments of the host state of Ceará and the host municipality of Fortaleza. Public and private financial institutions also joined the conference on a dynamic debate to share their experiences with the technology as well as new ideas to facilitate access to credit lines for small, medium and large-scale solar PV projects.

Intersolar will be back in Brazil in August 2019 when Intersolar South America - Latin America’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry – will open its doors from August 27- 29, 2019 at São Paulo's Expo Center Norte. Intersolar South America is part of The smarter E South America - LATAM's innovation hub for the new energy world.

About Intersolar at The smarter E South America

Intersolar South America 2019, Latin America’s largest exhibition and conference for the solar industry, will take place at the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil on August 27-29, 2019, and has a focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production and solar thermal technologies. At the accompanying Intersolar South America Conference, renowned experts shed light on hot topics in the industry.

In 2018 Intersolar South America welcomed more than 20,000 visitors and over 1,500 conference attendees at São Paulo's Expo Center Norte. 260+exhibitors showcased their products – an increase of more than 40% over the last two years.

Combining local and international expertise, Intersolar South America brings together the PV and ST sector to discuss the current status and trends strategic to Latin American PV markets, as well as technology innovations and new business opportunities. Especially now, as an increasing number of distributed generation projects are scheduled to become operational. Overall, DG is driving momentum in the Brazilian market, in particular since the sale of surplus power has been exempted from taxes in 21 states across Brazil.

Intersolar South America is part of the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply. Since being founded in 1991, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. Starting in 2019, Intersolar South America will be held under the umbrella of The smarter E South America for the first time.

For more information on Intersolar South America, please visit:

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.

The Leading Energy Exhibitions and Conferences at The smarter E South America:

Intersolar South America
The Largest Exhibition and Conference for the South American Solar Industry

ees South America
LATAM’s major platform for electrical energy storage technologies

The Premier Exhibition for Electrical Infrastructure and Energy Management

Date: August 27-29, 2019
Exhibition times: 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Conference times: 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Expo Center Norte – São Paulo – SP

For more information on The smarter E South America, please visit:


Gioia Müller-Russo
Solar Promotion International GmbH
P.O. Box: 100 170, 75101 Pforzheim, Germany
Tel. +49 7231 58598-218 | Fax +49 7231 58598-28
mueller-russo(at) |

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