South America’s largest event focusing on the new energy reality took place at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo and gathered more than 400 companies and 44,000 visitors, another strong growth compared to the 2021 edition.
Within the last years the renewable energy market in Brazil showed a strong development. This is reflected in the growth of The smarter E South America.
A record-breaking 44,000 visitors from 47 countries took part in The smarter E South America 2022. The top visitor countries following Brazil were Argentina, Chile the U.S. and Spain.
More than 400 exhibitors presented their products and solutions. 71% of them were from Brazil, 29% of them were international. Intersolar South America was the biggest of the three parallel events hosting 300 solar providers followed by Eletrotec+EM-Power South America and ees South America with 70 providers each.
“This year’s The smarter E South America illustrates the tenacity of the Brazilian PV sector and is witness to the significance of this energy source, which is already the third-most deployed in the country. Thousands of people visited SMA’s booth, where we demonstrated new technologies, exercised commitment to pioneering initiatives and bolstered our leadership role in the Brazilian market."
André Gellers, Country Manager, SMA
"The large numbers of people who came to the exhibition is proof of its success. Solar PV has been growing steadily in Brazil in recent years. Distributed generation in particular is very strong and efficient. This has made Brazil into one of the leading global markets, attracting suppliers and investors from all over the world. The public’s response to Trina’s participation in The smarter E South America confirms our expectations and inspires us to continue investing in Brazil by adding to our team and by launching new products."
Álvaro Garcia Maltrás, VP LATAM, Trina Solar
"This event is of paramount importance to the entire solar industry. Distributors and integrators who are not here now are essentially not in the market. Even leading companies find this is the best opportunity to be closer to their audience and to create partnerships, especially after the recent period during which everyone was forced to stay away. This interchange is what drives the market forward. The best is yet to come."
André Hipólito, Director, Genyx
"In the previous edition, we had already noticed that the professional quality of visitors had improved. This year, the new legal framework may have been the reason why more integrators visited, with numbers above our expectation. Fotus’ presence at The smarter E South America helped to showcase our leadership position in the solar distribution market."
Zoltan Stein, Business Manager, Fotus
More than 2,300 attendees took the chance to learn from more than 130 speakers. 35 workshops and side events offered the chance to get practical insights and to network with industry peers
The five best attended sessions were:
1. Official Opening
2. New Legal Framework and Market Perspectives of Solar PV Distributed Generation
3. Hybrid Systems and Solar PV Power Plants
4. Solar PV Distributed Generation Success Experiences
5. Doing Business in Solar PV Distributed Generation
More than 200 journalists joined The smarter E South America. 470 articles (online and print) as well as TV comments (e.g. Conexão Globonews) reported about the event. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram The smarter E South America shared information with its followers before, during and after the event.