Brazil

  • Europe: Conference Season in First Half of 2016

    Europe: Conference Season in First Half of 2016

    lendar of events on solarthermalworld.org shows around 60 events relevant to the solar heating and cooling sector. This article will highlight some of the upcoming conferences dedicated to the sector in the first half of 2016. If not mentioned otherwise, the conference language of the...

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  • VI CBENS, Belo Horizonte

    The sixth Brazilian Solar Energy Congress (VI CBENS) is going to take place in Belo Horizonte from 4 to 7 April 2016. 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...
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  • Intersolar South America 2016, São Paulo

    Intersolar South America 2016 conference and exhibition will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, for the fourth time from 23 to 25 August 2016. The international exhibitors are expected to present the latest developments in the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy...
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  • Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    Brazil: Impact of São Paulo Solar Obligation

    São Paulo’s around 30,000 new building permits per year and a municipality bylaw (Number 14449/2007) which has required construction companies to make solar water heating part of...
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  • Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Diligent research on small scale low-temperature chillers, the launch of a new generation of compact solar cooling units and large-scale plants able to compete economically with conventional cooling solutions: These are just some of the main trends which were discussed during the 6...
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  • Brazil Offers New Green Building Credit Terms

    Brazil Offers New Green Building Credit Terms

    Since June 2015, the CAIXA bank owned by the Brazilian government has been offering improved financing conditions for energy-efficient housing projects built under the social housing programme Minha Casa Minha Vida (MCMV) to promote energy saving. As growing electricity demand is constantly...
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  • Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Latin America on Its Way to Solar Thermal Quality Standards

    Brazil is going to implement compulsory certification of solar water heating (SWH) equipment in 2015. Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Mexico already have laboratories for testing, and Costa Rica has recently set up one. Latin America is working through the regional Pan American Standards...
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  • Brazil: Process Heat to 17 % of Total Sales in 2014

    Brazil: Process Heat to 17 % of Total Sales in 2014

    The Brazilian market for solar collectors grew by 4.5 % in 2014, according to numbers published by DASOL, the Solar Heating Department of the Brazilian Association of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Heating, ABRAVA, in early July 2015 (see the attached pdf). In...

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