Brazil

  • Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

    “Racing down the renewable electricity pathway only”

    The Renewables 2018 Global Status Report illustrates the sharp difference in growth between the renewable electricity and heat markets. Whereas PV had another record year, with newly installed capacity totalling at least 98 GWp in 2017, up from 75 GWp, and...
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    12,000 m² of concentrating solar planned in Brazil


    A consortium of around 10 companies is planning to build a 12,000 m² concentrating solar plant in Jaborandi, Bahia state, to the northeast of Brazil’s capital. This combined process heat and power system will use parabolic trough collectors (see photo) by Canadian-based Rackam to dry tobacco...
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    Solar industrial heat market – a 2017 survey

    2017 was a record year for systems providing solar heat for industrial processes, since at least 110 large ones adding up to 192,580 m² were put into operation. This has been the result of a survey among around 80 turnkey suppliers currently listed on the...
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  • FEICON BATIMAT 2019, Sao Paulo

    The construction world will be gathered at the Anhembi Exhibitors Pavilion, Sao Paulo, where the 25th edition of Feicon Batimat will take place from 9 to 12 April 2019. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out all the...
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  • Photo: USP

    First heliostat field made in Brazil

    The University of São Paulo in Pirassununga (see photo) is about to get its own field of heliostats on campus. Once completed, the sea of mirrors will focus sunlight onto a receiver connected to an Organic Rankine Cycle system. The heat transfer fluid will be ambient air. The ORC turbine ‘...
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  • Sylvio Podesta

    “Need to include solar in architectural education”

    Brazil ranks fourth on the list of the world’s largest solar thermal markets, but very few installations have been integrated into a facade or roof. Sylvio de Podestá is the architect behind one of the buildings that have roof-integrated collectors. At this hotel in Belo Horizonte, also...
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  • CBENS 2018

    CBENS to discuss solar heat for industry

    Brazil’s solar energy association ABENS has invited about 500 experts to the solar energy conference CBENS taking place from 17 to 20 April 2018 in Gramado. This year’s event, held in the south of the country, offers a round-table discussion about solar heat for industrial processes, or...
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  • Belo Horizonte

    Belo Horizonte – Brazil´s Solar Capital

    Belo Horizonte, a municipality about 600 km north of Sao Paulo in the state of Minas Gerais, is also known as the solar capital of Brazil. Not only does it have a population of about 2.5 million, but solar water heater installations on many of its high-rise multifamily buildings. The photo...
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  • VII CBENS, Gramado

    The seventh Brazilian Solar Energy Congress (VII CBENS) is going to take place in Gramado from 17 to 20 April 2018. The annual event, which always takes place at a different location every year, aims at promoting the exchange of information and experiences between universities, research institutes...
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  • Intersolar South America 2018, São Paulo

    Intersolar South America 2018 conference and exhibition will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, for the sixth time from 28 to 30 August 2018. The international exhibitors are expected to present the latest developments in the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems...
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