Brazil – Japan Energy Saving Solutions

On its second visit to Curitiba, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) had a reception at the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná for the Japan – Brazil Energy Saving Solutions Seminar. Along with the organization, many Japanese companies presented their portfolio of products and investment interests in Brazil, some of them considering the city of Curitiba as a possible destination for their business expansion in the country. The event was held on July 13th, and was supported by the International Business Center and the local Japan – Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Japanese products that were presented included large storage capacity batteries for solar photovoltaic systems (Panasonic Latin America), valves, compressors and cooling systems (Mayekawa), ESCO financial solutions for energy efficiency (Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance), and a compact solar – wind hybrid generator (Sinfonia Technology).

We had the chance of meeting with Mr Nobuo Takagi, from the Japanese Business Alliance for Smart Energy Worldwide, and followed up on the solar project we have for the northeastern region of Brazil. We had presented this project last November, 2011, on the first JETRO mission to Curitiba. On this second occasion, we extended the conversation to speaking about current market conditions for the renewable sector in Brazil, and how the new normative resolution for distributed generation should boost the sector within the next years.

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