The Brazilian Association of Solar Energy (Absolar) estimates that the photovoltaic solar source represents 99.8% of the country's distributed generation facilities, in a total of 171 thousand solar photovoltaic systems connected to the grid and more than R$ 10 billion in accumulated investments since 2012. It comprises microgeneration and mini-generation systems distributed in homes, businesses, industries, rural producers, public buildings and small plots.
Recently, the possibility of possible changes in the rules of the sector has been discussed. The most recent data released by sector entities indicate great growth potential for the segment. Solar energy distributed grew over 212% in Brazil in 2019. According to data from the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), 110,997 systems were installed in the last year throughout the country, between mini and micro generators. In 2018, the total was 35,540.
The growth has leveraged the market, which according to Absolar has already moved over R$ 4.8 billion, with more than 10,000 energy integrator companies currently registered and about 15,000 professionals working in the entire solar sector in Brazil.