Brazil Solar Energy Conference (BSEC) will be launched in May 2013. Building on the success of Brazil Wind Energy Conference (BWEC), the focus for BSEC is building Brazil's solar business - with a particular emphasis on the financing and investment required to scale up the embryonic solar industry in Brazil. BSEC will address questions such as:
- Building on the experience of wind, what are the most appropriate regulatory incentives for the solar industry in Brazil?
- Can Brazil compete as a solar equipment manufacturer - and is there scope for a domestic equipment manufacturing industry?
- Which regions of Brazil lend themselves to utility scale solar - and what are the most appropriate technologies?
- How will solar fit within the Brazilian energy mix, alongside other renewables (wind, hydro, biomass) and other forms of energy generation?
- What is the scope for micro / building integrated / distributed solar in Brazil?
- What is the role of BNDES and the regional development banks in financing solar in Brazil?
- What expertise is required in Brazil to build the solar industry: should the focus be on technology research or on engineering skills?
- How can Brazil learn from the successes (and failures) of other nations which have built a solar industry?
An expert panel will address these - and much more at BSEC - a forum for debate on this emerging industry.
Small scale solar: the introduction of new legislation permitting net metering for wind projects of below 1 MW is set to create a market for distributed generation of soalr energy in Brazil. A half day session during BSEC 2013, on day 2, will focus on the potential for small solar energy. Combined with a half day session on small scale wind energy in Brazil, this comprises part of Brazil Small Renewables Day (BSRD 2013). Delegates may register to attend BSRD 2013 only at a reduced fee.
BSEC 2013 AGENDA