Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste: Trends in Solar Energy, Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage Are the Highlights on the Event’s First Day


The first day of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste featured relevant debates on the solar PV energy industry. A high-profile conference was accompanied by workshops and an exhibition with more than 100 exhibitors. The event was organised by Aranda Eventos & Congressos in association with Germany’s Solar Promotion International.

In his opening speech, Dr Florian Wessendorf talked about the journey towards complete energy transition: “We are here to discuss society’s future as a whole. Our mission is to provide opportunities for solar energy generation in the Brazilian Northeast.” Also speaking at the opening, Celso Mendes, a consultant to Aranda Editora, talked about Ceará’s relevance to the event and highlighted its growth over recent years.

Rodrigo Sauaia, President of the Brazilian Association of Solar Photovoltaic Energy (ABSOLAR), talked about the evolution of solar energy in the country, pointing out that discussions between the industry and government bodies is essential if the business environment and the energy transition are to continue advancing. Jurandir Picanço, a consultant to Ceará’s Federation of Industries, emphasised the region’s potential for producing green hydrogen and proposed that the country’s future development be anchored on the energy transition.

Markus Vlasits, director of NewCharge and a consultant to the conference, said that the operation of the power system with the growing addition of renewable sources such as solar raises questions on how to make use of energy storage to add value. Joaquim Rolim, Executive Secretary for Industry at Ceará’s Economic Development Office, stressed the importance of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste as a vector to attract solar business and strategic talks. “Ceará has been treating the renewable energy industry as a strategic step by facilitating entries to more and more businesses that drive the energy transition forward,” he said.