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Brazil: Pros and Cons of Collector and Tank Labelling Programme

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 20, 2010

 PBE Label ” The history of solar heating in Brazil began in the early 1970ies with the emergence of the first factories for solar collectors. However, the development of the Brazilian market was only possible after INMETRO's creation of the Brazilian Labeling Program PBE in 1998.
Source: www.inmetro.gov.br

Brazil: Lessons learned in Social Housing Projects with Solar Systems (2005)

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 17, 2009

 Social housing project in Contagem, BrazilIt was a highlight for the press in those days: In the year 2000, 100 out of the 800 families participating in the social housing project in Contagem, Brazil, received a solar water heater for their home. The tank of the thermosiphon systems was installed below the roof top.

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