Support the Implementation of Brazil grid-connected solar photovoltaic roofs programme


To develop the Brazilian legal and regulatory framework towards the implementation of a large-scale grid-connected solar photovoltaic roofs programme.

Main Activities

  • Review current legislation and regulation;
  • Meet with stakeholders including representatives of RENOVE, Instituto IDEAL, the Ministry of Mines and Energy - MME, the National Electrical Energy Agency - ANEEL and Financial Institutions/Development Banks;
  • Conduct a study of technical and economic aspects;
  • Develop a set of guidelines and recommendations for the implementation of a successful solar roofs programme;
  • Prepare and present legislation and regulation drafts;
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis on the type and quantity of incentives and subsidies, as well as the consequent impacts on tariffs.

Expected Impact

The establishment of a long-term (20 years) solar roofs (in the GWp scale) incentive programme in Brazil is expected to lead to a number of positive impacts through and at the end of the programme, which include:

  • Grid parity between solar PV and conventional consumer tariffs;
  • Establishment of professional and large-scale markets in the area of PV in Brazil, with economies of scale that lead to competitive costs;
  • Increased energy security;
  • Greemhouse gas emission reductions;
  • Establishment of attractive investment environments for PV products and services;
  • Improvement of the environmental profile of electricity generation in Brazil.

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Programme sector: 

Renewable Energy (RE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2007 - 2009


€ 147,936 including co-funding from Instituto IDEAL

Implementing agency: 


REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom