Brazil

  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    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:...

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  • 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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  • Solar Energy (2005)

    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,...

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  • Portugal: Full Architectural Integration of Solar Thermal Technology

    The architectural integration of solar thermal collectors has long been a concern to the industry. Portuguese company Sunaitec has now patented a new solution for the residential sector. According to General Manager Amílcar Lopes, 25 systems with the so-called ‘Multifunction Solar...

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  • Solar Water Heating Regional Market Assessment Report on Latin America

    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...

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  • Argentina: Mendoza Solar Conference Promotes Solar Cities

    An organisation to support solar energy in Argentina is the Solar City Network (Red de Ciudades Solares), which places the emphasis on solar water heating. Part of their work consists of non-commercial conferences and exhibitions, which take place in various cities across the country. The...

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  • Brazil: New Requirements for Solar Installations on Social Housing

    The Brazilian social housing programme 'My Home My Life' has now entered its second phase (2011/2014). Despite new rules, installing a solar water heater remains mandatory for all single-family houses whose owners have a wage lower than Brazilian Real (BRL) 1,600. The sector had to wait...

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  • Swiss Bank Sarasin: World Market Reaches 45 GWth in 2011

    This week, the Swiss Bank Sarasin published the 12th edition of their solar industry report, covering all three solar technologies: solar heating and cooling (ST), photovoltaics (PV), and concentrating solar power (CSP). The chapter on solar thermal identifies great differences...

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  • CB-Sol 2011, Campinas

    The Brasilian Congress of Solar Heating CB-Sol will take place from 9 to 10 November in Campinas, Sao Paulo. The congress will be accompanied by the Solar Exhibition Exposolar 2011.
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  • Feicon Batimat, Sao Paulo

    The construction world will be gathered at the Anhembi Exhibitors Pavilion, Sao Paulo, where the 20th edition of Feicon Batimat will take place from 27 to 31 March 2012. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out all...
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  • Feasibility of Solar Energy for Domestic Hot Water and Heating (2006)

    This is a poster prepared by Carlos Henrique Porfirio and Dalva de Araujo Vieira from the Architecture and Urbanism College of University of São Paulo, in Brazil. It analyses different options for domestic hot water and heating. The poster includes an introduction about solar energy, both...

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  • Refrigeration Project Using Solar Energy (2006)

    This is a scientific paper done by Luis Eduardo about using solar energy for refrigeration. Refrigeration becomes very important especially for rural areas where electricity is not reliable. Using renewable energy in rural areas would decrease the use of electrical energy in the country,...

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