Last month, Dilma Rousseff announced a reduction in electricity rates- the biggest in Brazil's history which will be effective from January 2013. The move, designed to boost domestic industrial production and provide relief for consumers facing high electricity prices has been met with mixed responses.

On 16-17 October, the country's burgeoning solar industry will pack out the Ceasar Park Hotel in Sao Paulo to meet with ANEEL, Brazil's utilities and investors to discuss the next steps the solar industry will take forward.