Inmetro

  • Brazil: INMETRO Changes Certification to Counter Industry Complaints

    Brazil: INMETRO Changes Certification to Counter Industry Complaints

    There has been a change in the Brazilian Labelling Programme, PBE: The National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology, INMETRO, has simplified solar thermal certification in its new decree (Portaria n.° 159), which was published on 19 March...
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  • “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    “I appreciated the initiative of introducing a new standard”

    Elizabeth Duarte Pereira can look back at 40 years of solar thermal research in Brazil. Today, she is Professor at the UNA University Centre in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais and is about to help set up a new test facility in Brazil - the third in her research career. During...

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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: 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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