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  • Brazil Preparing New National Wind Atlas

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

    Agência Brasil reports that Eletrobrás‘ Energy Research Center (Centro de Pesquisas de Energia – Cepel) is preparing a new national wind atlas for release in late 2010.  Researchers feel that the existing wind atlas, prepared in 2001, may have greatly underestimated Brazil’s potential for electricity generation through wind.  At that time, the potential was estimated […]

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    Espirito Santo’s Wind Atlas Finally Online

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

    Back in June the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo (ES) unveiled its “atlas” of maps of wind power potential in that state, and urged investors to work with the state to set up wind farms.  At the time, I promised Temas Blog readers that once the ES government set up a permanent website locale for […]

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    A Wind Atlas for Espírito Santo

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

    A highlight of the Second Capixaba Energy Forum held in Vitória, the capital of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo (ES), was the formal launch of a wind atlas for ES laying out the state’s potential for power generation from wind. The ES government hopes that the atlas will attract investment in wind power in […]

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    A Wind Atlas for Peru

    Sunday, February 15th, 2009

    Back in September 2006 when I did my review of solar and wind maps available for Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations, I commented about Peru that “I found no up-to-date maps for Peru, even though the government reputedly is working on some.”
    Well, that has now changed. As part of its new push for […]

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    Ceará Intends to Lead Brazil in Wind Power in 2009

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    In 2009 the northern Brazilian state of Ceará (CE) intends to surpass the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS) in wind power generation. Currently CE only generates 96.63 megawatts (MW) through wind power, whereas RS generates 200 MW. By the end of the year CE plans to have 518.33 MW of […]

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    A Wind Map for Alagoas

    Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

    A wind atlas has been delivered to the government of the northeastern Brazilian state of Alagoas that was developed by the Curitiba-based Institute of Technology for Development (Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento – Lactec) in cooperation with the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal) and the firm Camargo Schubert.  [Click on the image at right […]

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