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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