LERenováveis aims to provide a public service of disseminating information and improving knowledge about the renewable energy sector in the countries where it operates.
The objective is to simplify the access to these publications, not just those dispersed in various international renowned entities in the renewable energy sector, but also give more visibility to the work of other institutions that is little known. This way, the user can quickly find a specific publication that he has heard of but does not know where it is or find one publication he did not know it existed but that suits his interests.
Other objective of LERenováveis is to improve the quality of new publications, under the expectation that a broader access to information already available will stimulate added value in future documents.
LERenováveis database was developed thinking in a vast universe of users with different levels of knowledge about renewable energy.
This database will be useful for:
Besides serving information consumers, LERenováveis also intends to serve the community that produces the information, ensuring its fastest and more comprehensive disclosure.
Therefore, ALER intends to establish a special link with universities and other academic institutions; the excellence knowledge centres. The database will initially support academic research, and later it will help to disseminate the results of this work. The aim is to strengthen the link between academia and business, so there is mutual support and services provided.
To provide the service described, a preliminary work of identification, collection and classification of publications available online was conducted.
Users can thus easily search the database using filters for geographical scope, theme, energy sources, document type, publication date and language. It’s also possible to conduct a free search by keywords.
To ensure that the database is always up to date and that the disclosure of new documents will be made as soon as possible, there is also the possibility for users themselves submit documents. ALER will be responsible for approving the submitted publications to ensure the quality of the database content.
LERenováveis was set up in a logic of collaborative participation, in which the whole community can contribute to its growth and quality.
The intention is to continuously improve LERenováveis so that it can be increasingly useful and comprehensive, so it is intended that in the future more and more partners can be part of this initiative.
In the next phase, the intention is to develop the component of listing courses and educational and training institutions within the scope of information repository and student mobility, including both the component of scholarships and professional internships. In this sense, ALER has already developed a proposal for a demonstration version of what will become the LERenováveis platform after the implementation of the next phase; however, it has not yet been possible to obtain financing for its implementation. The proposal is available here (only in Portuguese).
Since ALER has limited resources, and taking into account the characteristic of public, free and universal service that LERenováveis is providing, we invite all entities to become sponsors of the database.
We hope to receive the support of the whole community to maintain the quality of the service and be able to implement improvements over time.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!