Founded in 2013, the Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association (ABSOLAR) is a private, non-for-profit, trade association, which gathers companies from the entire value chain of the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector with operations in Brazil. The entity coordinates, represents and defends the interests of its associate members regarding the development of the market and the sector, promoting and disseminating solar PV energy in the country.
We are the driving force behind the Brazilian solar PV sector in national and international territory. We elaborate technical studies and encourage the education and qualification of the sector by means of partnerships, events, meetings and our digital communication channels.
Our Government and Institutional Relations and Communication departments work tirelessly to support ABSOLAR’s role as the primary source of information for the public agents and for the press, opinion leaders, civil society and other stakeholders in all solar PV matters. This way, we promote a positive business environment for all who work and invest on the technology.
Three pillars of success
Representation in executive, legislative and judicial branches of government
Represent and promote the solar photovoltaic sector in Brazil and abroad to main media outlets and entities of the electricity sector in Brazil with legitimacy, ethics and transparency.
Excellence in technical and market information
Monitoring the solar photovoltaic sector for the preparation of news and reports for daily information of ABSOLAR associate members and society.
Offering a meeting point to companies in the sector, through strategic meetings with authorities and specialists in the solar photovoltaic sector.
Board of Administrators
ABSOLAR has a Board of Adminitrators composed of representatives appointed by the elected associate members for fixed terms. Their main attributions are:
-Strategic planning of the association’s activities;
-Definition of the acting guidelines for ABSOLAR in regards to its interlocutors (government, media, NGOs, sectoral entities, among others);
-Definition of short and long-term goals.
President of the Board
1st Vice President of the Board
Vice President of Centralized Generation
Vice President of Distributed Generation
Vice President of Financing
Vice President of Value Chain
Regional Board Member – Northern Region: Adalberto Maluf
Regional Board Member – Northeast Region: Marcio Takata
Regional Board Member – Southern Region: Guilherme Susteras
Regional Board Member – Southeast Region: Rodolfo Meyer
Regional Board Member – Central-West Region and Federal District: Rodrigo Ferreira Fonseca Pedroso
Board Member: Diego Bittner
Board Member: Fernando Augusto Morales Castro
Board Member: Gustavo dos Reis Vajda
Board Member: Harry Schmelzer Neto
Board Member: Josiane M. G. Palomino
Board Member: Manoel de Andrade Lira Neto
Board Member: Rodolfo Molinari
Board Member: Rodrigo Teixeira Marcolino
The Supervisory Board is the organism responsible for the assessment and inspection of the Association’s accounts, emitting opinions on the entity’s statements of accounts.
President of the Supervisory Board: Afonso Carlos Brum Aguillar
Member of the Supervisory Board: Daniel Canteras Pansarella
Member of the Supervisory Board: Pedro Miguel Araújo Mateus
Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board: Daniel de Fátima da Rocha
Responsible for contributing to ABSOLAR’s strategic decisions with analyses, reflextions and guidances, the Advisory Board is composed of members exclusively invited by the Board of Directors.
Member of the Advisory Board: Ildo Bet
Member of the Advisory Board: Jurandir Picanço
Member of the Advisory Board: Manuel Rossito
Member of the Advisory Board: Oziel Estevão
Know our team
Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia
Chief Executive Officer
Gabriela Carreiro Maia
Viviane Cristina Forte
Technical and Regulatory (TECREG)
Vinicius Prado Suppion
Government and Institutional Relations
Eleric Escaleira Fuzinato
ABSOLAR Bylaws have as its basic functions:
To regulate the functioning of the entity facing third parties, mainly including the definition of the general goals of the association, potential profile of associate members, guidelines for decision making and internal organisms for administration and representation;
To regulate the rights and duties of the associate members, establishing general criteria for their relations within the entity.