Created in 1994, the Reference Center for Solar and Wind Energy Sérgio de Salvo Brito (Cresesb) aims to promote the development of alternative renewable energies, in particular solar and wind power. In order to do so, it is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge, the expansion of dialogue between governmental institutions, companies, universities, research centers, NGOs, etc., and the promotion of studies and projects.
The Center was named after the engineer Sérgio de Salvo Brito, who died early and embraced the cause of renewable energies, becoming one of the most well-known and internationally respected Brazilians in the field.
Cresesb supports programs of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), as the Light for All. In addition, it develops and delivers training courses; participates in meetings and working groups; conducts feasibility studies of projects; promotes or supports events related to solar and wind energy; and publishes technical publications (books, newsletters and reports).
It also carries out technical visits to Casa Solar Eficiente, a demonstration center that serves as a multiplier of technologies for the use of solar (thermal and photovoltaic) and wind energy, techniques to combat energy waste, as well as research into the integrated operation of these technologies .
In addition, it maintains a library specializing in solar and wind energy, and an Internet page, which provides specific information on these topics, and enables a virtual visit to Casa Solar Eficiente.
The Center supports activities linked to the research lines "Solar Thermal Energy", "Photovoltaic Solar Energy" and "Wind Energy". Among its main users are: researchers; engineers; technical; teachers and university and high school students; population in general; institutions and companies.
Both Cresesb and the Efficient Solar House are located in the Fundão Unit.
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