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A Snapshot of the Brazilian Small-scale Renewable Distributed Generation Market

A Snapshot of the Brazilian Small-scale Renewable Distributed Generation Market

This snapshot analyzes the market for small-scale distributed generation (DG) from renewable sources in Brazil, which took off after the approval of net metering resolutions 482/2012 and 687/2015 by Brazil’s regulatory agency, ANEEL. Renewable DG technology scope includes grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind energy, biomass up to 5 MW per installation, hydro power plants up to 3MW per plant (following Brazilian regulations), and solar water heating (SWH). The snapshot provides main drivers and restraints, suppliers’ landscape, as well as revenue and systems installations market sizing and forecasts from 2016 to 2020.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Scope and Technologies of Small-scale Renewable Distributed Generation
    • Market Definitions
    • Strategic Imperative of Small-scale Distributed Generation
    • Technologies Influencing Small-scale Renewable DG Market Development
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Brazilian Market Outlook
    • Mid-term Opportunities for Key Technology Markets
    • Evolution of Small-scale Grid-tied Renewable DG
      • Table Grid-tied Renewable DG Forecast, Brazil, 2012-2020
    • Small-scale Renewable DG Connections Breakdown
    • Evolution of Solar Water Heaters Deployment
      • Table SWH Market: New Installed Area Forecast, Brazil, 2012-2020
    • Solar Water Heaters Sales Breakdown
    • Small-scale Renewable DG Competitive Landscape
    • Evolution of Small-scale Grid-tied Renewable DG
  • Conclusion

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