COMPETITION OPEN! £3M in grants to demonstrate solar, storage and smart systems in Brazil

This competition, launched on 17th August 2020, is for British and international companies to participate in the first round of grant-funded demonstration projects of innovative low-carbon technologies in Brazil. The deadline to submit your PQQ response is midday 25th September.

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The first competition is for three pilot projects to demonstrate solar power, storage, and home energy management technology in Brazil. Approximately £3m in grant funding will be awarded in this round.

Pilot 1, the Pilar Solar pilot, involves the installation of photovoltaic panels, batteries and smart monitoring systems to provide energy to low income families in a community in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area. The project involves strong community engagement and will be undertaken in association with a local utility.

Pilots 2 and 3 will demonstrate solar, storage and smart grid technology that can be scaled up and that can address specific challenges of the Brazilian social and market environment. Further details on pilots 2 & 3 will be available at the next stage of the application.

The Brazil Energy Programme offers technical and commercial incubation support to all grant recipients to enter a new and exciting growth market.