Press release 2012

ENERSOLAR+ BRASIL: SOLAR ENERGY FOR A FAST GROWING COUNTRY
Press release no. 34/12
11/03/2012

Economic growth and investments are the main characteristics of Brazil, where the first fair dedicated to solar energy will be taking place in July concurrently with Greenergy Expo Brasil.

EnerSolar+ Brasil, the first international fair for photovoltaic, thermal and CSP energy in Brazil, will take place from 11 to 13 July 2012 in San Paolo. The event has already attracted the interest of numerous companies, who have decided to take advantage of the opportunities of business and development offered by this continuously evolving market.

With more than 190 million inhabitants and a territory double that of all Europe, this year Brazil is poised to become the sixth worldwide economic power and has decided to invest in renewables, starting from photovoltaics.

At present, the country depends three quarters on hydro-electric energy, but governmental policies are now concentrating on improving energy efficiency and on the development of renewables, in particular solar energy.

Total installed capacity of photovoltaics in Brazil is now estimated at between 40 and 60 MWp and, therefore, growth potential is enormous.

The Ministry of Energy and the Environment has presented a new ten-year plan for the expansion of energy until 2020, which foresees specific actions aimed at the development of energy sources. In this respect, the investments in renewable energies will therefore have a fundamental role in the economic and sustainable growth of Brazil.

Moreover, the appeal for international investors will be further favoured by two important events that will be organized by the country: the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016.

EnerSolar+ Brasil 2012 also includes an interesting programme of conferences, seminars and workshops, with the presence of qualified speakers from the associative, industrial and academic worlds.

EnerSolar+ Brasil 2012 is organized by Artenergy Publishing - a leading Italian media company in cross communication in the sectors of renewable energies and high tech - and by Fiera Milano, present in the South American country through Cipa, a leading organizer of professional fairs.

Greenergy Expo Brasil 2012, the international fair dedicated to biogas, cogeneration, geothermal energy, hydro-electric energy, biofuels, waste treatment, will take place concurrently with EnerSolar+ Brasil, thus creating interesting synergies.

Further information on EnerSolar+ Brasil 2012 can be found at www.enersolarbrasil.com

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