Brazil

  • Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar Process Heat: “Higher Yield than in Domestic Applications”

    Solar heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has a large potential and is an important, upcoming market for solar thermal – this was the conclusion which Christoph Lauterbach, Research Associate at the German University of Kassel, drew in his presentation at the Intersolar Europe...

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  • Brazil: Collector Area Exceeds 1 Million a Year

    Brazil: Collector Area Exceeds 1 Million a Year

    For the first time, the newly installed collector area in Brazil has surpassed the one million mark. 1,029,616 m2 were newly set up in 2011 – 7 % more than in 2010. The chart shows that it was mainly due to the solar swimming pool segment with unglazed collectors that market...

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  • Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    Brazil: Bosch Buys Collector and Tank Manufacturer Heliotek

    The Thermotechnology Division of Bosch will be the first international manufacturer with a manufacturing unit for collectors and tanks in Brazil. Through its division Bosch Thermotechnology, the company is planning the acquisition of Heliotek Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda, a...

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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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  • Feicon Batimat 2013, Sao Paulo

    The construction world will be gathered at the Anhembi Exhibitors Pavilion, Sao Paulo, where the 21th edition of Feicon Batimat will take place from 12 to 16 March 2013. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out all...
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  • EN ISO 9806: Upcoming Global Collector Standard

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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