Brazil

  • Challenge of the world market: “Europe is stuck with high installation costs”

    Challenge of the world market: “Europe is stuck with high installation costs”

    “Competition on price” was one of the key questions of the panel discussion at the international conference SMEthermal 2011 in Berlin on 10 February. Representatives from the major solar thermal markets worldwide discussed the challenges of the world market among them (left to right):...

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  • Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Brazil: Solar Cooling System from Germany for Eco-Hotel Pousada do Parque

    Since the beginning of 2011, solar cooling technology from Thuringia/Germany ensures a pleasant indoor climate in the rooms of the eco-hotel Pousada do Parque in Cuiabá, Brazil. On 15 January, the pilot plant came into operation, and since then, it has not only provided cold water, but...

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  • Brazil: “Solar Water Heaters will become a culture”

    Brazil: “Solar Water Heaters will become a culture”

    Carlos F. C. Faria is the founder of Brazilian consultancy Studio Equinócio - SE and former director of the Brazilian solar industry association ABRAVA. Studio Equinócio is dedicated to the development of solar energy in Brazil. The company works in partnership with industries...

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  • Brazil: My Home My Life Programme requires Qualisol certified Installers

    Brazil: My Home My Life Programme requires Qualisol certified Installers


    The Brazilian installer label Qualisol has recently gained greater visibility in the market. Not only does CAIXA, the national mortgage bank for the housing sector, now require installers to provide a Qualisol label to take part in the social housing programme My Home...

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  • Brazil: Pros and Cons of Collector and Tank Labelling Programme

    Brazil: Pros and Cons of Collector and Tank Labelling Programme

    The history of solar heating in Brazil began in the early 1970ies with the emergence of the first factories for solar collectors. However, the development of the Brazilian market was only possible after INMETRO's creation of the Brazilian Labeling Program PBE in 1998.
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  • Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

    Brazil: South-East dominates Solar Thermal Market

     Steeply uphill points the chart about the development of the solar thermal sector in Brazil. Even in the economically difficult year of 2009, the area of installed collectors increased by 19 % to 798,000 m2. Two-thirds of the installations were set up in the four states of...

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  • FEICON BATIMAT 2011, Sao Paulo

    The construction world will be gathered at the Anhembi Exhibitors Pavilion, Sao Paulo, where the 19th edition of FEICON BATIMAT will take place from 15 to 19 March 2011. Feicon Batimat is a trend toolbox for architects, interior designers, retailers, and manufacturers. Visitors can check out...

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