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Intersolar Summit Chile: Solar energy in the Andean country - The beginning of a success story
Investments in the Chilean solar market have been given the green light. Thus, experts project a high level of growth for the coming years when it comes to the installation of solar energy systems. Today, there are already approved solar energy projects in the South American coastal nation that have an accumulated capacity of 5.95 GW in the pipeline. Additional projects with a total capacity of 3.9 GW are currently waiting for approval. Especially the large, off-grid solar energy systems with the capability to supply energy to remote mines will play a primary role.
In view of this massive extension of the solar energy in the Andean country planned for the near future, the Intersolar Summit taking place in the Chilean capital city's Hotel Plaza San Francisco on June 19, 2014, will be dedicated to future opportunities and challenges for the industry and feature competent experts and representatives from politics and industry. The event will be opened in a prominent manner by the Association of Chilean Solar Energy (ACESOL) with a lecture on the status quo and future perspectives for the local solar market.
An additional important building block of the event is the new energy strategy of the Chilean government. Under this plan, 20% of the national electric supply will come from renewable energies by 2020 and thus, become an integral part of the nation's power supply. Currently, the country's electricity is generated primarily from fossil fuels in four separate power grids. In Chile's largest power grid, the Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC), in addition to fossil fuels, hdyroelectric power makes a substantial contribution to the total generated power of the region. Hydroelectric power accounts for about 50 percent of what is generated. Carlos Finat, Manager of the Association for Renewable Energies in Chile (ACERA) will clarify the success factors for the Chilean turnaround in energy policy in this context.
During the course of the day, a panel of experts will discuss financing opportunities and possible incentive systems. In addition to a solid financing concept for the planed solar project, concrete project development and commercial operation of the system will play a considerable role. In light of this, an additional presentation will focus entirely on the regional features and how they relate to establishing solar systems in Chile.
Due to the expected sharp rise in solar capacity and the increasing use of grid-free island systems, the success of the solar technology in Chile will also depend on the installation of energy storage. This important component of future market development in Chile will round off a differentiated overall picture of the Chilean solar market, which will be provided by the Intersolar Summit in Santiago de Chile.
Information on the Intersolar Summits
The "Intersolar Summit Chile" is supported by Premium Sponsor SMA South America, Gold Sponsor RECOM, Exhibition Partner Cintec as well as the Partner Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables A.G.(ACERA), the Asociación Chilena de Energía Solar (ACESOL), the Agencia Chilena de Eficiencia Energética (AChEE), the German-Chilean Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CAMCHAL), the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Santiago de Chile, the GIZ Chile, Green City Freiburg, the Gobiernos Locales por la Sustentabilidad (ICLEI) and the Network Initiative Joint Forces for Solar. Media partner are altenergymag.com, Central Energía, ees international, ENF, Era Solar, PV Magazine Group, Renewable Energy World, Solar Builder, and Solar Power World.
More information about the Intersolar Summits from Solar Promotion International, FMMI - Freiburg Management and Marketing International as well as EuPD Research can be found on the website www.intersolar-summit.com.
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world's leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.
Intersolar is inspired by the guiding principle: Connecting Solar Business.
The exhibition and conference series focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.
With more than 20 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world's most influential markets. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, Beijing and São Paulo. Starting in 2014, these global events will be complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which will take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.
For more information on Intersolar, please visit: www.intersolarglobal.com Organizers: Intersolar Europe is organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM). The exhibitions in North America, India, China and South America are organized by the international subsidiaries Solar Promotion International GmbH, Pforzheim and Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI).
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