to various solar energy and wind power projects in the North
Eastern part of Brazil, located 100 km west of Fortaleza
(schools electrification, solar pumping, solar home systems,
ice plant). Min. 2 days: 10th to 12th of January, extension
Afternoon flight to Fortaleza, Presentation of projects, overnight
stay at Hotel
Colonial (Best Western).
Breakfast, 2.5 hours ride by 4 wheel drive to the agricultural
community PV project Maceió, 1 h drive to a fisher
village close to Baleia, lunch (fresh seafood), visits of
various solar and wind power projects, 2 h drive to a solar
powered Red Indian School, overnight stay in a simple, clean
"Pousada" in a nearby village.
Tour back to Fortaleza by Jeep or Buggy along the beach, visit
of wind parks around Fortaleza ("Beach Park" and
Harbor). Flight back to Rio (flight connections also available
to São Paulo, Recife or Natal) or stay at Iracema beach
(Best Western, Hotel Colonial).
Beside their technical significance all sites visited are
very beautiful, even to non-solar-experts.