Press release 2012
EOLICA ARGENTINA AND SOLAR ARGENTINA 2012: SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION TO THE FIRST EDITION
Press release no. 118/12
Professor Eric Spinadel, president of the Argentinean Wind Energy Association, emphasized the opening of the event: "We didn't just talk technology, we talked about technology that allows life on earth. All this contributed to the audience on the second day being more numerous than the first", he said. Spinadel thanked Artenergy Publishing for its commitment in Argentina and its contribution to "creating a world that allows the human race to survive".
At the close of the conference Marco Pinetti, president of Artenergy Publishing, said "This first exhibition will go down in the history of the Argentinean wind power industry" and said that "despite the economic difficulties the country may be facing, the wind power industry represents a great opportunity".
During the final afternoon session, Andrés Persello, of JV Aires Renewables - AWS Truepower presented methodologies for measuring and selecting potential sites for the installation of wind farms while Alejandro Blanco, Kintech Engineering, described studies to measure turbulence at 30 second intervals, noting that turbulence is a phenomenon related to location and climate conditions. Meanwhile, Mathias Thamhain of EAPC Wind Energy presented the results of an analysis of the wind in the Province of Buenos Aires.
Sebastian Gortari of the Bariloche Atomic Center said that there is currently limited supply of low-power wind generation at affordable prices to meet the basic domestic need for about 100 watts. He stressed that the bulk of equipment is intended for a market with high purchasing power and noted that for these projects it is currently preferable to use solar panels because of their functionality and relatively low cost.
In the panel discussion on Education, Anabella Gei, an engineer at the University of Luján said that work was needed on the technology to prevent negative environmental impact. Attorney and environmental consultant Belén Estévez called for the creation of legal and regulatory frameworks for further development of renewable energy. According to the University of La Punta de San Luis, degree courses in technical subjects needed to be encouraged, because "where a country is going to be in 2050 depends on what kids are studying right now".
Irene Bayon, meanwhile, presented a program for creating comics to educate children about the need for sustainable energy sources. Finally, Martha Longheira Bridge, of the University of Flores, highlighted the role of universities in promoting quality of life "through teaching, research and continuing education " and said that the college ran degree courses in environmental engineering and ecological engineering, amongst others.
The panel discussing funding talked about the tools that exist for financing renewable energy projects. Héctor Caligari of the Buenos Aires Provincial Government described the province's program to encourage the creation of renewable energy plants, starting from the creation of a trust fund by the Bank of the Province of Buenos Aires, which aims to provide finance for cooperatives and other members of the National Electrical Forum in the province.
Next year, Eolica Argentina 2013 and Solar Argentina 2013 will be held on 10, 11 and 12 July at the same venue, "La Rural" exhibition centre in Buenos Aires.
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