SE-Studio Equinócio – Marca Solar Group

  • Brazil: IPT Inaugurates Test Lab with Solar Simulator

    Brazil: IPT Inaugurates Test Lab with Solar Simulator

    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...

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  • Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    Brazil: Quality Labelling Inmetro Soon Mandatory

    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...

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

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

    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...

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  • Uruguay: Tax Benefits and Incentives planned

    Uruguay: Tax Benefits and Incentives planned

    The National Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining in Uruguay is working on a decree to regulate the use and incentives for solar water heaters in the country. The National Director of Energy, Dr Ramón Méndez, said at the end of July that his draft includes regulations for the next 15...

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  • Eletropaulo donates 5,000 Solar Water Heaters to Brazilian Families

    Eletropaulo donates 5,000 Solar Water Heaters to Brazilian Families

    The Company of Housing and Urban Development of the State of São Paulo (CDHU-SP) and the electricity utility AES Eletropaulo joined efforts to both reduce energy consumption and benefit low-income families. AES Eletropaulo announced in a press release at the end of May that it will donate...

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  • Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Intersolar Speakers present latest figures of key Solar Thermal Markets

    Several well-known speakers shared their market figures from key solar thermal markets worldwide with the audience of the Global Solar Thermal Markets session at the Intersolar Conference at the beginning of June. Whereas India and Brazil maintain high growth rates, the European solar...

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  • Brazil: My Home My Life Programme requires Qualisol certified Installers

    Brazil: My Home My Life Programme requires Qualisol certified Installers


    The Brazilian installer label Qualisol has recently gained greater visibility in the market. Not only does CAIXA, the national mortgage bank for the housing sector, now require installers to provide a Qualisol label to take part in the social housing programme My Home...

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  • Brazil: Pros and Cons of Collector and Tank Labelling Programme

    Brazil: Pros and Cons of Collector and Tank Labelling Programme

    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.
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  • Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

    Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

     Steeply uphill points the chart about the development of the solar thermal sector in Brazil. Even in the economically difficult year of 2009, the area of installed collectors increased by 19 % to 798,000 m2. Two-thirds of the installations were set up in the four states of...

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