Partnership renewal with the Peabiru Institute for the Quilombo Solar II project

The setec Foundation supported the Peabiru Institue’s Quilombo Solar I project as part of the 2022 Annual Campaign on Sustainable Construction in Latin America. The objective of this project was to install infrastructure that provides greater energy autonomy and sustainability, such as photovoltaic panels, public lighting and seedling farming, in a participatory approach involving the local community in the Quilombola region of Brazil.


The success of this initiative comes from the development of social technology Bakana Solar and Nursery of Seedlings plus bio-inputs house. This tool allows you to provide low-cost, highly durable energy, being easy to learn, install and maintain, and can be replicated in more remote locations in Brazil.”

The Quilombo Solar II project is a continuation of the first, with the aim of providing the Quilombola community with autonomous and sustainable access to water.

The setec Foundation renews its partnership with the Peabiru Institute to the tune of 25,000 euros.


Objectives of  Quilombo Solar II:

The aim of the project is to build two new water tanks and renovate the existing one, which is in a poor state of repair.

To capture water for the tanks, a solar pump will be installed by partner IDEAAS.

The local population will be involved in the participative worksite and trained in the use and maintenance of these reservoirs, guaranteeing them access to water, generating income and reducing maintenance costs, in order to improve food security and quality of life in the area.

Missions :

The project is divided into several stages.

First, the teams of the various stakeholders will be identified and mobilized:

  • Peabiru Institute;
  • IDEAAS – Institute for the Development of Alternative Energies and Self Sustainability;
  • The local community quilombola;
  • The Hidrobrasiliera team, a Brazilian subsidiary of the setec group, which is supporting the structure on the technical side.


Following this, initial technical and feasibility analyses for the installation and renovation of the reservoirs will be carried out, supplemented by a survey of the local population to understand their needs. The site will then be prepared to receive deliveries of materials, so that work can begin.

At the same time, visits to the local community will be organized to involve residents in the work, and train them through workshops.


Schedule :

The project began in February 2024 and should be completed by the end of the year.

News :

The setec Hidrobrasiliera team has been able to carry out preliminary analyses enabling the first plans for the new reservoirs to be drawn up.

The Peabiru Institute is awaiting initial studies from partner IDEAAS for the installation of the solar pump.