Energy Efficiency at UFAC: Energy Efficiency at UFAC: Aiming at reducing energy consumption at the Rio Branco campus of the Federal University of Acre – UFAC, the “Energy Efficiency at UFAC” project was created, which resulted from the public call of Aneel Nº. 001/2016 Priority Project for Energy Efficiency and Strategic R&D: “Energy Efficiency and Mini-generation in Public Institutions of Higher Education”. This project started in 2017, with Ufac as its beneficiary and Energisa Acre as its financier. Within the scope of this project, three plants of photovoltaic generation systems were installed at Ufac, totaling 496 modules installed, capable of producing every month an amount of energy in the order of 22 MWh/month.
Ufac's internal lighting system was also completely modernized, more than 14 thousand old lamps were replaced by new LED type lamps, generating an expectation of consumption reduction of approximately 335 MWh/year.
Three solarimetric stations were also installed in different cities of Acre (Cruzeiro do Sul, Rio Branco and Brasiléia). These equipments are allowing the collection of subsidies to estimate the potential of photovoltaic energy generation in the State of Acre, being an important tool for the promotion and execution of projects with this technology in the North Region.
Energy Efficiency in the FIEAC System: The eAmazônia, within the scope of the “Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Energy at the Federal University of Acre” project, installed three solarimetric stations in the state of Acre, in the municipalities of Rio Branco, Brasiléia and Cruzeiro do sul. At first, the equipment was designed to assist in the production of a diagnosis of the region's solar generation potential, since only satellite data were available, with less accuracy than data obtained on the ground. The installation sites were chosen so as to cover the largest possible area in the state of Acre, with stations in extreme regions of the region. All the equipment is installed within the properties of the Federal University of Acre, reaffirming the partnership between eAmazônia and Ufac, and also facilitating the access of university researchers to the data produced.