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Brazilian Business Models in Distributed Photovoltaic Generation: International Experiences and New Opportunities
J.P. Correa da Costa e Silva, M. Mortari Carrilho, F. Luiz Cyrino Oliveira, R. Calili
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.2.11
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
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Brazil has one of the least carbon dependent matrixes in the world. Since the development of centralized large-scale power generation, in a heavily regulated and centralized energetic policy tradition, it has been a priority of almost every executive administration to focus its matrix expansion around hydraulic potential. That reality changed in 2001, when a historical draught period combined with expressive economic growth led the country to a nationwide power shortage and, consequently, to an energy rationing policy that pushed the demand for a quick energy resource diversification. The shift in paradigm benefited fossil fuel energy resources in the following years, especially natural gas power generation. That reality still haunts the country today, especially when combined with growing concerns regarding climate change and its consequences on rain seasons - 72% of Brazil electric energy in the year of 2018 still came from hydraulic power plants – Paris Agreement commitments, and social and political pressure to adopt a larger mix of renewables options to promote grid reliability and lower levels of emissions.