Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural Agrener
DANTAS, Carlos Tadeu and MARIOTONI, Carlos Alberto. Análise da substituição de sistema convencional de aquecimento elétrico por aquecimento solar em creches em Poços de Caldas-MG. In Proceedings of the 6. Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural, 2006, Campinas (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2006 [cited 21 May 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000022006000100008&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
Located in the South of Minas Gerais, average altitude of 1186 m and population about 170.000 inhabitants Poços de Caldas is one of the most developed tourist cities of Minas Gerais. Beyond this quality, that makes it one of the best cities in quality of life in Brazil, measured for the IDH, the city presents an enviable educational polar region comparing to cities of the south region. With 91 institutions of education, from children´s education to superior education, Poços de Caldas has more than 49,000 students today. From this scholar population, 1870 pupils represent the children´s education in particular or municipal day-care centers, called CEI. Poços de Caldas has its own generation of energy through the Municipal Department of Electricity, DME. The energy production today arrives the house of 58 mW reaching 100% of the population in 2005. The analysis of the substitution of conventional system of electric heating for solar heating in day-care centers has left of an unknown project, with the objective to minimize the consumption of energy unfastened during the children´s baths who stay at CEI. In this context, this work presents a study carried through this project, after the implantation of the related system in four of the eleven day-care centers that the initial project composes. The data had been collected in the DME and the City department of Education. The pathological manifestations in the points of water consumption of the related day-care centers as well as the state of conservation of the systems of implanted solar heating had been investigated also.
Keywords : rational use of energy; alternative energy; solar energy.