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Tier 1 LATAM Solar & Storage Markets Briefing

Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, with more than a quarter of primary energy coming from renewables. Despite the favorable conditions in this region, not everything has gone according plan so far. The digital conference “Tier 1 LATAM Solar & Storage Markets Briefing” will shed light on the areas for future improvement within key markets.

Industry experts will provide a holistic overview of the current market status, forecast future scenarios and strategies on how to monetize developing solar and storage opportunities. In addition to first-hand knowledge from the field incl. lessons learned from matured markets, delegates will gain a deep understanding of the different technologies and successfully proven business strategies in the different storage market segments.

The free-to-attend virtual micro-conference helps you navigate the LATAM market opportunities and will address ways to expand your business operations:

  • Assessment of Current Renewable Energy Business Climate: Comparison Between Brazil, Colombia and Chile


  • Understanding the Fundamentals for Successful Solar Market Take-off – Available Technologies, Financing Mechanisms and Local Value Creation


  • Real Life Examples and Best Practices for Successful Solar and Energy Storage Development – Focus Commercial and Large Scale Segment

3:00 PM CET
Welcome Remarks
Xenia Zoller, Senior International Marketing Manager, IBESA/JF4S

3:05 PM CET
Solar & Storage Market Update Colombia: Trends, Challenges and Future Opportunities

Marc Tremel, General Manager, Colombinvest SAS

3:25 PM CET
Battery Storage Technologies Transforming LATAM’s Diversified Energy Supply
Tim Lui, CTO, Innoses

3:45 PM CET
Design Considerations for Battery Energy Storage DC-Block Connected to a Solar Energy System

Pedro Elizondo, Senior Technical Manager, Customer Solutions, Flex Energy

4:05 PM CET 
Coffee Break

4:15 PM CET
Increasing Profits with the JCM Project Subsidy and Low LCOE

Klaus Kiessling and
Ralf Roeckendorf, Manager Sales Development, SHARP

4:35 PM CET
Using Innovative Solutions to Maximize Solar Assets’  Value
Kui Li, General Manager EU & Americas, Suntech

4:55 PM CET 
Coffee Break

5:05 PM CET
Solar PV Business Environment and Opportunities in Brazil

Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO, ABSOLAR

5:25 PM CET
Best Practices in the Mexican Market: ESS and Solar for C&I
Manuel Vegara, CEO, PIREOS


Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, CEO and Co-Founder

Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia

Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia is CEO at ABSOLAR, the national association representing companies and professionals from all segments of the solar PV value chain with operations in Brazil. Co-founder and member of the board of directors at the GSC, the global entity unifying and representing the solar power sector at the international level.


Manuel Vegara, CEO

Manuel Vegara

Manuel Vegara is CEO at PIREOS, a Solar+ESS project developer and investor. He has participated in the successful implementation of +500 MW of Solar Projects in 4 countries. Previously Manuel served as Country Director Mexico for Tesla, CEO Mexico of SolarCity and CEO and co-founder of ILIOSS, acquired by SolarCity in 2015. Manuel studied Physics in Valencia, Spain and holds a GreenMBA by UMA Mexico.

Colombinvest SAS

Marc Tremel, General Manager

Marc Tremel

Marc is an Engineer in Energy and Environmental Engineering with 15 years+ in the solar PV industry. He founded Colombinvest SAS in 2014 as a solar EPC company with more than 30 projects C&I projects realized. Nowadays he is responsible for the South American market for Q CELLS, the German solar panel manufacturer which is part of the Korean Hanwha Group.


Klaus Kiessling, Manager Sales Development

Klaus Kiessling

Klaus Kiessling started his profession as an electronic specialist for Consumer Electronics followed by 8 years with the German Airforce as an specialist for Airplane communication systems. 5 years ago Klaus joined the Sales & Business Development Team of Sharp Energy Solutions Europe and is responsible for EU-and other international markets.

Flex Energy

Pedro Elizondo, Senior Technical Manager, Customer Solutions

Pedro Elizondo

Pedro Elizondo is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in Product Management, Business Development, Project Management, and Product Marketing in the electrical products and systems as well as the energy field. He has more than ten years experience in Battery Energy Storage Systems within the commercial and technical business side.


Ralf Roeckendorf, Sales Development Manager

Ralf Roeckendorf

Ralf Röckendorf works in the Sales & Business Development Team of Sharp Energy Solutions Europe and is responsible for the whole EMEA region in concern of project engineering, sales & business development. Ralf has more than 17 years of experience in the solar industry and joined Sharp in 2006.


Tim Lui, CTO and Co-founder

Tim Lui

Tim has 16 years+ experience in product development, R&D, manufacturing engineering and project management. He has been in CTO/Technical Director/Project leader capacities for major Fortune 500 technology companies for more than a decade.


Kui Li, General Manager – Europe & Americas

Kui Li

Mr. Li has the experience of more than 10 years in the PV market. With his product management background and experience in developing strategies for different markets and segments, he leads the Suntech teams to achieve successful business development and market shares in Europe and the Americas.