Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 10:00am–11:00am BRT / 3:00pm–4:00pm CEST | Webinar Language: English
Competitive solar auctions have brought large-scale solar PV to a new level in Brazil. Not only has the source gained ground in auctions from the Federal Government, it has now gained traction and attention as part of the direct PPAs (Power Purchase Agreement) Free Market, a dynamic environment full of opportunities and particularities for PV players. Join us into exploring more about the background of large-scale solar PV in Brazil and its main growth vectors for coming years.
During the webinar participants can submit their questions to get them answered by the experts in the live Q&A. In addition, both the recording and the speakers' presentations are made available to all registrants after the webinar.
Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica
Co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) at the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association (ABSOLAR – Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica), the national association representing companies and professionals from all segments of the solar PV value chain with operations in Brazil. Co-founder and member of the board of directors at the Global Solar Council (GSC), the global entity unifying and representing the solar power sector at the international level.
Rodrigo Sauaia serves as the main representative of the solar PV sector in Brazil, directly interfacing with high-level decision makers. He is an active national and international event speaker, media spokesperson, and strategic advisor to ABSOLAR's associate members, dedicating himself to promote the development of the solar PV sector and market in Brazil.
His academic background includes a Ph.D. with honours in Engineering and Materials Technology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), with an international collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Fraunhofer ISE, Germany), a M.Sc. with honours in Renewable Energy with PV Specialisation from the EUREC Master Program, with an international collaboration with the ETH Zürich (Switzerland), and a B.Sc. with honours in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (Brazil).
Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH
Dr. Florian Wessendorf joined Solar Promotion International GmbH in January 2016 as Managing Director. His primary focus is to continue to expand the company’s current position as a global information and strategy platform for the solar and storage industry in international markets.