Webinar discusses challenges involving access to solar energy in low-income communities

During the two days of discussions, experts, sector players and academics will analyze the prospects for expanding access to solar energy, which is a sustainable, renewable and clean source with low environmental impacts. It is also cheaper over time when looking at the whole lifespan of equipment used to capture this energy.

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School will hold a webinar on December 16 and 17, from 6 pm to 8 pm, to discuss the implementation and development of projects to promote the use of solar energy in low-income communities in Rio de Janeiro. The event, called “The Sun Is for Everyone: Solar Energy in Low-Income Communities,” will be broadcast on FGV’s YouTube channel.

During the two days of discussions, experts, sector players and academics will analyze the prospects for expanding access to solar energy, which is a sustainable, renewable and clean source with low environmental impacts. It is also cheaper over time, when looking at the whole lifespan of equipment used to capture this energy.

The meeting, organized by the school’s “Implementing Sustainable Development Goals” Undergraduate Field Project, will also present the work of some prominent organizations that have been taking solar energy to low-income communities, in order to facilitate the creation of a network of stakeholders and support the execution of projects of this kind.

On Wednesday, December 16, there will be a discussion called “The Power of the Sun: Ways Forward and Solutions for a More Sustainable Brazil.” The participants will be Tayane Belem, the leader of the NGO Litro de Luz in Rio de Janeiro; Ricardo Marques Dutra, an engineer and researcher at Eletrobras’ Research Center, and Mauro Passos, the president of the Institute for the Development of Alternative Energy in Latin America.

On Thursday, December 17, the subject will be “Solar Energy: Dream or Solution?” The speakers will be Fernanda Delgado, a professor and strategic advisor at FGV Energia; Henrique Drumond, co-founder of Insolar; and Eduardo Avila, the executive director of Revolusolar.

To sign up for the webinar for free, click here.