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Solar Energy | Methane from water hyacinths di­ OAS Project gestion. Water distillators. Ocean Solar Energy thermal differences. Wind energy.

Oil consumption in Latin A m e r i c a b e a r s a d i r e c t r e l a t i o n s h i p with the GNP due to the fact that the p r i m a r y energy s o u r c e in Latin A m e r i c a is oil (fig. 1). T h e r e f o r e , the Latin A m e r i c a n economy is very s e n s i t i v e to changes in cost and availability of oil. On the other hand, r e l a t i v e l y few c o u n t r i e s in Latin A m e r i c a have sufficient a m o u n t s of fossil fuels (fig. 2) (oil, c a r b o n and gas), which m a k e s m o s t of t h e m e x t r e m e l y d e p e n ­ dent on world e n e r g y conditions.

Mexico 20 D. F. Instituto Tecnològico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey [Trinidad 1 Faculty of Engineering. University of & Tobago West Indies. St. Augustine. Trinidad [Venezuela Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones L J Çientfficas (IVIC). Caracas. | -36- 1 Subject (Observations | Studies on radiation and insolation, OAS Project Ί and solar climatology^ Testing of Solar Energy flat plate c o l l e c t o r s . Solar ponds. Extraction of sodium sulfate. Stor­ age of thermal energy. Pebble bed s y s t e m s .

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