Summary of the main barriers to the expansion of wind energy in Brazil.
|Lack of information and knowledge||Development of a private database.||Wind Sector||Low|
|High transaction costs||Government should invest in upgrading and building efficient power transmission system and Coordination between new wind farms auctions and new transmission lines construction.||Brazil||High|
|Favoring conventional energy (subsidies)||Eliminate subsidies to conventional energy sources||Brazil||Medium|
|Non-accountability of externalities||Increase subsides to Renewable Energy to encourage investments and stimulate growth.||Brazil||Medium|
|High initial capital cost||Provide Investment in R&D for wind energy and get financing from green funds (lower interest rates)||Wind Sector||Medium|
|Unstable macroeconomic environment||Monitor the exchange rate variation and choose the best time to buy foreign devices.||Brazil||High|
|Lack of legal regulatory framework||Reduce Bureaucracy in the licensing process in Brazil −should be an agile and simple procedure.||Brazil||High|
|Lack of research and development culture||Increase investment in R&D and partnerships with foreign manufacturers to improve the adaptation of technology to local winds.||Wind Sector||Medium|
|Lack of government interest and/or commitment||Press the government to reinstate auctions on a regular basis and to improve transmission infrastructure auctions.||Brazil||High|
|System restrictions||Similar to high transaction costs (see above).||Brazil||High|
|Lack of social acceptance||Creation of a voluntary code of conduct and investment in local social projects.||Wind Sector||Low|
|Uncertainty of government policies||Similar to lack of government interest and/or commitment (see above)||Brazil||High|
|Lack of infrastructure||Similar to high transaction costs (see above).||Brazil||High|
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