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Educational and Technological Approaches to Renewable Energy

Edited By Walter Leal Filho and Julia Gottwald

This book documents and disseminates a number of educational and technological approaches to renewable energy, with a special emphasis on European and Latin American experiences, but also presenting experiences from other parts of the world. It was prepared as part of the project JELARE (Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energy Project), undertaken as part of the ALFA III Programme of the European Commission involving countries in Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala) as well as in Europe (Germany and Latvia). Thanks to its approach and structure, this book will prove useful to all those dedicated to the development of the renewable energy sector, especially those concerned with the problems posed by lack of expertise and lack of training in this field.

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Ing. Mariel Álvarez is part of the supporting staff at the Regional Offices of the Energy Ministry for Atacama and Coquimbo, in Chile. Facultad de Ciencias, Físicas y Matemáticas Universidad de Chile Av. Tupper 2007 Casilla 412-3 8370451 Santiago Chile Nelson Amaro is the Director of Guatemalan office of the CELA-Network for Climate Change Technology Transfer Centres in Europe and Latin America, a project financed by the Alfa III Program of the European Union. He is also an Adviser in International Cooperation for the Vicepresidency of Galileo University, in Guatemala. Universidad de Galileo Asesoría de Vicerrectoría y Cooperación Internacional 7a, Avenida, calle Dr. Eduardo Suger Cofiño, Zona 10, Ciudad Guatemala Guatemala CA Contact e-mail: nelsonamaro@galileo.edu Franziska Buch is a German economist, with a MSc in Latin American Studies, currently doing PhD studies at HAW Hamburg and London Metropolitan Business School. She works at the Bolivian Catholic University, as a manager of the projects JELARE and REGSA. Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC) Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” Av. 14 de Septiembre 4807 (Calle 2), Obrajes La Paz Bolivia Contact e-mail: fbuch@ucb.edu.bo Jacques Clerc Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas Universidad de Chile 226 About the Authors Av. Tupper 2007 Casilla 412-3 8370451 Santiago Chile Contact e-mail: jaclerc@dii.uchile.cl Dr. Tugrul Daim is an associate professor and the director of the PhD Program in Technology Management at Portland State University, Portland Oregon. He has over 20 years of experience in...

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