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Energy and Sustainability 2015, Medellin

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 8, 2015
The 6th International conference on Energy and Sustainability will be reconvened at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia form 2 to 4 September 2015. The meeting follows the success of previous conferences started in the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute (2007); followed by a second in Bologna (2009); the third in Alicante (2011); the fourth in Bucharest (2013) and the fifth in Kuala Lumpur (2014). The Conference will cover the topics related to sustainability in energy and power production, storage, distribution and management.

Colombia: New Law Promises Tax Incentives

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on July 17, 2014
Hotel Plaza ColombiaA new law has just provided the framework to offer renewable tax incentives in Colombia. The law will now be followed by a decree, which is expected to be finalised within less than a year and will specify the objectives and support measures for different renewable energy technologies. Still, some companies are currently seeing the market grow even without any incentives in place, especially in the hotel and healthcare sector. The photo shows a field of 150 collectors on the roof of the Hotel Plaza in Bogotá. The system covers more than 40 % of the hotel’s hot water demand.
Photo: GIE

Solar Water Heating Regional Market Assessment Report on Latin America

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 3, 2012

This regional market assessment report focuses on six countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua and Peru.

After analysing the solar water heating (SWH) market status (demand, supply, costs and economic and financial incentives) in the respective countries, this report gives a detailed account of the political and institutional framework for the SWH market. It subsequently offers an analysis of the gaps and barriers in each country, alongside a set of suggestions that would improve present conditions.

Non-Conventional Energy Sources in Colombia (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on January 20, 2012

This is the presentation of Mr. Henry Zapata from the Colombian Government during the UNEP (United National Environment Programme) Regional Workshop jointly held with OLADE (the Latin American Energy Organization) in Chile (June 2011) about the UN-funded project Solar Water Heating Transformation and Strengthening Initiative.

Chile: Solar Energy Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 15, 2011

 Amr M. Abdel Hai (left) and Eduardo Noboa” Amr M. Abdel Hai, Programme Officer for the Energy Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (left), and Eduardo Noboa, Renewable Energy and Environment Coordinator from the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), organised a two-day workshop with the aim to strengthen the solar water heating markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. A total of 46 solar thermal experts from several countries (Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay) exchanged information, knowledge, lessons learned and successful experiences.
Photo: OLADE

Regional Workshop Presentation on the Situation of Solar Thermal Energy Market in Latin America and Caribbean (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 28, 2011

This is a presentation made during the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Regional Workshop of Solar Thermal Water Heating in Chile in June 2011. This presentation of Eduardo Noboa from OLADE, the Latin American Energy Organisation, passes in review the solar thermal market of different countries in South America: Brazil, Argentina, Barbados, Colombia, Nicaragua and Peru.

Hemeva Solar Water Heaters (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 14, 2011

This is an example of a commercial brochure of a solar manufacturer in Colombia Hemeva.

The brochure explains the products, their use and benefits. It includes details on the materials and components used, the technologies, the certification system, etc. The document also has images that help understand how the systems are applied and used.

(Document only available in Spanish)

Author: Hemeva

Date: 2005

Pages: 10

Design Process and Construction of a Solar Water Heater Operating by Thermosiphon (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 9, 2010

This article, written by engineers from the Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira in Colombia, presents the design process and construction of a solar water heating collector for domestic consumption, operating by thermosiphon.

The processes explained in this article are based on the Colombian technical standards NTC 4368 and the NTC 2461.

The article details the mathematical design, selection of materials and process

Development of Solar Energy in Colombia and its Prospects (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 8, 2010

This essay was written by Humberto Rodríguez Murcia and covers the development of solar energy in Colombia.

The essay goes through the history of solar energy in the country, both thermal and photovoltaics. Colombia has a long record of solar heaters installations in various cities. The first installations started in the 70s.

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