Free Webinar: Electrical energy storage and PV – Chances and Challenges in Brazil

Energy storage is increasingly a prominent determinant of the new energy system, balancing centralized and distributed power generation as well as supporting increasing needs for flexibility, security and frequency regulation in the systems.  In Brazil, it’s believed that 12GW of battery capacity will be needed for peak demand alone to meet wind and solar supply — expected to grow from 10GW to 38GW by 2026 — with grid tied storage systems enabling the adoption of distributed renewable energy sources along the power system. What are the chances and challenges and what can we expect for the next five years? Markus Vlasits (Tayo Energia) and Adalberto Maluf (BYD Brasil) will address these questions during the free ees South America webinar. There will also be the opportunity for a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.


Date Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time 20:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
15:00 Brasilia Standard Time (BRT)
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Duration ca. 60 minutes
Fee Free of charge - limited participation
Speakers Markus Vlasits,Tayo Energia and Adalberto Maluf, BYD Brasil
Moderator Rodolfo Meyer, CEO, Portal Solar



Markus Vlasits, Director Tayo Energia

Markus is the managing director of Tayo Energia, a consulting and project development company, focused on photovoltaic solar energy and headquartered in São Paulo. Markus has a long history in the photovoltaic sector - he was vice president of Q-Cells in Germany, executive director of Yingli Green Energy of Brazil and co-founder and commercial director of Faro Energy, an investment company focused on photovoltaic projects for commercial clients and industrial. He is Austrian and has lived in Brazil since 2012.

Adalberto Maluf - Director of Marketing, Sustainability and New Business for BYD Brasil

Adalberto Maluf is the Director of Marketing, Sustainability and New Business for BYD Brasil (Build Your Dream), as well as Director for ABVE (Brazilian Association of Electric Vehicles) and member of ABSOLAR board (Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy). Adalberto holds a bachelor on International Affairs and an MSc in Internal Political Economy at the Institute of International Relations of University of Sao Paulo (IRI/USP). Adalberto worked with climate change mitigation projects at subnational governments with focus on energy, sustainability and urban mobility. Prior to BYD, Adalberto worked for the City of Sao Paulo (2006-2007) and was the City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in partnership with the C40 Cities between 2007 and 2014 in Sao Paulo.

Rodolfo Meyer, CEO, Portal Solar

Graduated in Business Administration and International Marketing from WBC Sydney - Australia. He worked as an exchange analyst at Bank Boston, Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Commercial Director of Enviren (solar energy company in Australia), GM of Swiss Water Systems, Geoklock Solar Energy Business Development Manager, Manager of Marketing of ECOGEO, Director of Sales in Brazil of Meyer Burger AG. Currently holds the position of CEO in Solar Portal and is a board member of the Brazilian Association for Photovoltaic Solar Energy - ABSOLAR.