Photovoltaic solar energy in hospitals: review of literature and some international experiences

Authors

  • Juliane Barbosa dos Santos Universidade Estadual Paulista; Faculdade de Engenharia de Bauru
  • Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour Universidade Estadual Paulista; Faculdade de Engenharia de Bauru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/sausoc.v22i3.76490

Abstract

The sun has an extremely important role in the existence of human beings, and Brazil has a privileged geographical position to explore sunlight. The union of these two factors favors the use of solar cells for converting solar energy into electricity by photovoltaic technology: it is a great alternative energy source, especially for being a clean one, causing less damage to the environment. This paper addresses the photovoltaic technology with a focus on hospitals, through case studies found in international literature, because hospitals, even running all important services to society, have a potential for pollution capable of causing damage to human health and the environment that is around them. It is estimated that the Brazilian oil reserves are sufficient for twenty-two years. This makes the search for alternative sources for power generation a necessity.

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Published

2013-09-01

How to Cite

Santos, J. B. dos, & Jabbour, C. J. C. (2013). Photovoltaic solar energy in hospitals: review of literature and some international experiences. Saúde E Sociedade, 22(3), 972-977. https://doi.org/10.1590/sausoc.v22i3.76490

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Part II - Articles