Brazilian Solar Energy Congress (CBENS)

It is the most important technical-scientific event in Brazil in the area of solar energy conversion technologies and includes other alternatives of renewable energy sources. At CBENS there is opportunity for academic units and companies to present innovative works recently developed. CBENS brings together four types of activities involving knowledge diffusion:

  • Short courses
  • Technological fair
  • Conferences in plenary sessions and round tables
  • Presentation of scientific and technological works (by inscription)

The areas of VII CBENS are:

  • Thermal conversion of solar energy
  • Photovoltaic conversion of solar energy
  • Meteorological data and instrumentation applied to renewable energies
  • Solar energy and the built environment
  • Market, Public Policies and Management in Solar Energy
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Solar Energy
  • Education and Training in Solar Energy
  • Wind energy, biomass energy use, small hydroelectric plants
  • Tidal and wave energy and other renewable sources of energy.

Who participates in CBENS?

Public Participant of the Congress

As an event that values scientific work and technological development in the field of renewable energies, CBENS attracts researchers, teachers, students and professionals in the technology area. In each edition are presented innovative works both developed in the academic environment and achievements of the productive sectors. Participating in CBENS provides an opportunity to find the people who make the development of renewable energies competitive and effective. Also participate in the CBENS professionals related to the financing of research and financing for installations of generation systems, as well as sectors of metrology and laboratory instrumentation, sectors related to the installation of plants and conversion systems and sectors linked to distributed generation.

Public participant of the Technology Fair

The Technological Fair integrated to CBENS presents products and services available for installation, use and measurement of conversion units of the main renewable energies, including biomass, micro-hydro, wind energy, solar thermal and photovoltaic solar energy. All participants of the CBENS, for the physical integration of the venue of the Congress with the Fair, visit the Technological Fair, but being an event open to the general public, also companies or people interested in knowing the products and services offered will visit the booths . The Fair brings together companies that provide equipment, parts and services for productive applications and for the operation of research and teaching laboratories.

Parallel Technical Sessions

The parallel sessions bring the opportunity for participants from different institutions to present results obtained in recent research carried out in their research groups. The works are registered, through the congress website, and are judged by a scientific committee formed by about 100 professionals recognized for their competence in the sector. Papers approved for presentation at the congress are divided between papers for presentation in poster and for oral presentation. The works are also classified according to their theme in groups, so that the sessions encompass a theme where all the works are of common interest for those who choose the sessions to watch.

Plenary Sessions of Conferences and Round Tables

The plenary sessions are interspersed between parallel sessions to allow the attendance of all those enrolled in the Congress. For this reason, topics of general interest are selected and the speakers are invited among national and international authorities in the selected area. During the plenary sessions, Invited Conferences and Round Tables are made up of two or three exhibitors linked to the same large area. Topics should cover specific technologies for the conversion and use of renewable energy, economics and research funding and systems facilities, advances in the development of specific materials and methodologies for measurement and monitoring of conversion systems and meteorological data. The specific lectures and round tables of VII CBENS, as well as the invited speakers, are still being defined.

Membres of the VII CBENS Scientific Committee (reviewers)

Coordinator: Nelson Veissid (email: