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Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 6, 2012

A comprehensive documentation of the workshop “Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters: Tasks for the Quality Infrastructure” is now available online on the webpage of the German federal agency PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt): https://www.ptb.de/lac/?id=5860 You can download all the presentations there. The four-day workshop attracted 70 experts from the solar heating and cooling sector, as well as from service providers in Latin America and the Caribbean, who met in Mexico City at the end of September to discuss the current challenges and shortcomings with regard to the quality of solar water heaters in the region. The workshop was part of the regional project “Quality Infrastructure Services for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Photo: PTB

Brazil: IPT Inaugurates Test Lab with Solar Simulator

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 3, 2012

The building installations lab of the Institute for Technological Research, IPT, in São Paulo inaugurated its solar simulator on 26 August which it has bought some time ago. The simulator is thought to support the development and testing of solar thermal collectors. Setting it up has been an important step towards implementing the new Brazilian compulsory certification scheme  for solar water heaters. The state government has funded 90 % of the investment of Brazilian Real (BRL) 3.5 million (USD 1.8 million). To ensure the accuracy of the measurements, the system was installed in a room with eight metre high ceilings. An air conditioning system keeps the temperature constant, with a tolerance level of +/- 1°C.
Photo: IPT

Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 17, 2012

Solar heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has a large potential and is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal – this was the conclusion which Christoph Lauterbach, Research Associate at the German University of Kassel, drew in his presentation at the Intersolar Europe 2012 in Munich. In the case of Germany, Lauterbach identified a potential of 16 TWh/a. This is 3.4% of the country’s total energy consumption and corresponds to 36 million m² of collector area. According to Lauterbach, the overall potential for the 25 EU members amounts to 70 TWh/a – approximately four times as much.
Photo: www.solar-process-heat.eu

Brazil: Collector Area Exceeds 1 Million a Year

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 17, 2012

 Market figures of BRAZIL” For the first time, the newly installed collector area in Brazil has surpassed the one million mark. 1,029,616 m2 were newly set up in 2011 – 7 % more than in 2010. The chart shows that it was mainly due to the solar swimming pool segment with unglazed collectors that market volume has grown so rapidly over the past few years. Last year, however, indicated a shift in sales: Although only half of the newly installed collector area in 2011 could be attributed to glazed collectors (according to the statistics of DASOL, the Solar Heating Department of the association ABRAVA), the glazed segment (+9%) grew faster than the unglazed segment (+4%) for the first time since the association has published separate figures for unglazed and glazed swimming pools.
Source: DASOL/ABRAVA

Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 12, 2012

 Logos Bosch Heliotek” The Thermotechnology Division of Bosch will be the first international manufacturer with a manufacturing unit for collectors and tanks in Brazil. Through its division Bosch Thermotechnology, the company is planning the acquisition of Heliotek Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a manufacturer of solar water heaters located in São Paulo. The contract between the Bosch Group and Monier, which holds 51% of Heliotek, and the other owners was signed on 28 May 2012.

Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 5, 2012

Brazilian Labeling Programme PBE – so far a voluntary label - will become mandatory within the next two years. After the transition period of 24 months, all of the around 150 manufacturers of solar collectors and tanks must adhere to the requirements of the new Technical Requirements on Quality (RTQ). PBE announced the mandatory regulation in June 2012. Its aim is improve the quality of products in the Brazilian market. Any collector or tank that is to be sold in Brazil first has to be certified by the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO).

Feicon Batimat 2013, Sao Paulo

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 31, 2012

The construction world will be gathered at the Anhembi Exhibitors Pavilion, Sao Paulo, where the 21th edition of Feicon Batimat will take place from 12 to 16 March 2013. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out all the releases, trends and effective solutions to serve the demanding construction market and its growing demand. 2013 a couple of important national and international providers of solar thermal systems like Rheem, Rinnai, Bosch, Cumulus, Sunrain and Unisol will join the fair.

EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 26, 2012

 Presentation U. Fritsche In February, Ulrich Fritzsche took the collector manufacturers that were gathered at the SMEThermal 2012 conference on a special tour around the globe. His presentation in Berlin, Germany, listed the collector standards and quality guidelines across the world’s key solar thermal markets: Australia, Brazil, China, India, Turkey and the USA (see the attached presentation). All in all, the Director of the Technical Competence Center Solar Thermal at TÜV Rheinland shed light on six different standards and their requirements to test systems locally. The differences between each testing procedure are one of the reasons why global trade is rather expensive for collector manufacturers.
Figure: TÜV Rheinland

Brazil: Solar Water Heater Case Studies in Multi-family Housing

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 22, 2012

 Multi-family buildings in Brazil In cooperation with engineering office SE-Studio Equinócio, the International Copper Association (ICA) Latin America has released a publication which highlights the use of solar heating in large residential buildings. Three installations that have been monitored for several years show the economic, environmental and operational results of solar hot water use. The main conclusion: Solar heating reduces gas consumption by between 30% and 50% and pays back in less than four years (see the attached PDF in Portuguese).
Photo: ICA

Solar Energy (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 6, 2012

This is a document published by the Brazilian national agency for electricity. The document provides an overview of solar energy starting from the most basic concepts like solar radiation, down to the different technologies used for heating, electricity, difference between thermal and PV, among other technical details.

The document also includes examples of installations in Brazil.

Document only available in Portuguese

Author: Brazilian Electricity Agency

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