With the purpose of promoting renewable energy and policies for energy integration, Ideal Institute has developed four projects. They all include a number of initiatives with an important role to reach a diversified matrix of energy.
The Academic Essays Award on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency was launched in 2008 to encourage researchers to develop solutions that harness the energy potential of each country in an intelligent and sustainable way. The annual award initially covered only the state of Santa Catarina. After five years, it expanded over the borders of Latin America, which points out to the common pursuit among countries for sustainable policies. Entries for the award are free of charge. Winners receive cash prizes and have their works compiled in a book to be distributed to libraries.
The Solar Label was launched in 2012 in order to award companies that use photovoltaic power generation and to encourage the implementation of new solar projects in Brazil. The certification is awarded to companies, public and private institutions, and owners of buildings that consume below an annual minimum threshold of solar electricity.