Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia is co-founder and CEO of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), the national association representing Brazilian solar PV companies and professionals. He is co-founder and a governing board member of the GSC (Global Solar Council), a non-profit body representing regional and national solar associations on international issues.
Rodrigo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering and Technology from PUC-RS (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), a Master's degree in Renewable Energies from Loughborough University (UK), a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from USP (São Paulo University), and has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Germany) and with ETH Zürich (Switzerland).
11:15 am - 11:25 am
Official conference opening, featuring distinguished authorities and professionals from the electric and solar photovoltaic sectors.
01:30 pm - 01:40 pm
Photovoltaic solar energy has conquered the second position in Brazil. What were the factors that favored this achievement and what is the future scenario from the institutional perspective of the sector?
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Outlook on adoption of solar DG on RS, PR, SC - numbers, challenges, success cases, regulatory updates.