Vinicius Ayrão Franco

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Technical Director
Blog Vinicius Ayrão

Vinicius Ayrão Franco is an electrical engineer specialized in solar photovoltaic energy, with extensive experience in MMGD projects and self-production. He has developed more than 500 MW of projects for Parecer de Acesso in 24 utilities and was active in the ABNT commission that created the NBR 16690 standard. In addition to being a speaker at industry events, he is an instructor of courses in the area of solar energy electrical installations, having trained more than 600 professionals. Currently, he serves as president of Abracopel, advisor to ABGD and technical director of Sindistal-RJ, playing a crucial role in the advancement of solar energy in Brazil.

August 30, 2023Case Study: Fires in PV Systems Caused by Design or Execution Flaws

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Webinar Collection
Promising Brazilian Photovoltaic Market – Opportunities and Challenges

June 1st, 2023

The solar photovoltaic market in Brazil has experienced remarkable growth in the last ten years. This year alone Brazilian developers have already installed at least 2.1 GW of distributed-generation solar and more than 1.3 GW of centralized PV.

Webinar Collection
Solar Energy in Africa – The New Role of the Continent


The solar market in Africa is full of promise: from solar lamps and rooftop installations to utility scale PV including storage, numerous PV applications are increasingly being deployed on the African continent.

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO
CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

The smarter E Digital: Access Smart Energy Insights — Anytime, Anywhere!

June 12, 2023

The smarter E Digital offers a wide range of content tailored specifically to the needs of the energy industry.

Webinar Collection
Shining Light on LATAM Solar Markets: Insights from Brazil and Mexico

July 13th, 2023

During this webinar, our panellists will explore the factors that have contributed to Brazil and Mexico's success, including regulatory frameworks, investment opportunities, and technological advancements. Additionally, they will share their perspectives on the latest policy initiatives, market dynamics, emerging technologies, and potential growth areas.

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