Brazil

  • COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    To date, solar thermal energy has been a largely unregulated technology in Latin America. Most of the countries in the region are suffering from nationalised, uncoordinated and sometimes insufficient quality standards. This lack of agreement is hindering the development of a shared and...

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  • Brazil: 2,300 Solar Water Heaters Mounted on Metal Poles

    Brazil: 2,300 Solar Water Heaters Mounted on Metal Poles

    Brazilian system supplier Sol Tecnologia has installed the first 80 pole-mounted solar water heaters since the beginning of October. COPEL, the local utility of the state of Paraná, commissioned altogether 2,300 solar water heaters to be installed in low-income houses across...

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  • Argentina: Other Municipalities Follow Frontrunner City Rosario

    Argentina: Other Municipalities Follow Frontrunner City Rosario

    Two years after the approval of the first local ordinance making it obligatory to install solar thermal systems in Rosario, Argentina, the regulation entered into force in September 2012 (see the attached document). Since then, all public buildings in the city have had to cover at least...

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  • Brazil: Residential Demand Drives Market

    Brazil: Residential Demand Drives Market

    In 2012, the Brazilian market of glazed collector area increased by 21 % to 625,866 m², whereas the unglazed swimming pool market segment only grew by 3 % to 525,508 m². According to the market statistics of the Solar Heating Department, DASOL, of the Brazilian Association of...

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  • Austria/Brazil: Mechanism to Guarantee Energy Supply Contracts

    Austria/Brazil: Mechanism to Guarantee Energy Supply Contracts

    Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) sell solar heat to clients instead of solar systems. To be profitable, the ESCO or contractors need to supply the energy over long contract periods between 10 and 20 years. For example, Austrian company S.O.L.I.D. has received a EUR 4 million loan...

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  • Intersolar South America, Sao Paulo

    Intersolar South America takes place in São Paulo, Brazil, for the first time from September 18 to 20. Following the successful launch of the Intersolar South America Summit conference last year, Intersolar is expanding its presence in Brazil. From 2013, Intersolar South America takes...

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  • Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

    Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

    Countries in Southeast Asia have big plans for solar energy. Thailand’s government in particular knows precisely how its future energy and environment policies should look like. It has pledged to both expand the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency across the nation....

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  • Feicon Batimat 2014, São 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 18 to 22 March 2014. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out all...

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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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  • Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Workshop on Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters

    A comprehensive documentation of the workshop “Quality Assurance for Solar Water Heaters: Tasks for the Quality Infrastructure” is now available online on the webpage of the German federal agency PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt): ...

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  • 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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