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Moura will receive the world’s first plant to combine solar panels and batteries

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Painéis solares fotovoltaicos flexíveis e de baterias de lítio de alta temperatura

Moura in Beja will receive a new plant for the production of flexible photovoltaic solar panels and high-temperature lithium batteries. In fact, it will be the first technology in the world to combine the two technologies.

The novelty has been promoted by a responsible group that intends to sell on the national and international market.

A combination of technologies debuting in Portugal

It was in the presence of the Minister of Environment and Climate, João Pedro Matos Fernández, that the Portuguese group Lux Optimeyes Energy signed with Camara de Moura a lease for the former Moura Fábrica Solar (MFS) and a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the project. The one that has been closed since 2019 will be a new factory for flexible photovoltaic panels and high temperature lithium batteries.

According to one of the promoters, Miguel Matias, the aim of this combination is to create “new hybrid products” so that they can be sold “in several places”, from the national market to abroad. In turn, the co-founder and one of the CEOs of Lux Optimeyes Energy stressed that the productive combination of the two technologies is innovative and forward-looking.

We believe this is the right way to use renewable energy sources.

The co-founder said, adding that "a solar panel with a battery can significantly extend its useful life."

photovoltaic solar panels

"Special technology" for non-standard panels

Lusa said "the plant will produce flexible photovoltaic solar panels and high-temperature lithium batteries with an initial investment of around five million euros and humanitarian aid." According to Miguel Matias, the production is not targeting conventional panels, but an assembly line in a flexible solar area using "special technology."

In other words, "a flexible panel that allows applications to run in multiple locations that a traditional panel would not have." What's more, it is lighter and more efficient, and can be used in a variety of configurations and applications. The latter are still under study, but could be used, for example, to illuminate buses, motorhomes, golf carts, or simpler things like a garden bench with a "little light bulb".

Environment and Climate Minister visits the plant of the Portuguese group of companies Lux Optimeyes Energy | Lusa

Looking ahead, the promoter expects the first products from this division to appear within about a year. Although the lithium battery cells must be purchased overseas, the company intends to eventually be able to manufacture the component.

Another assembly line at the plant will be dedicated to high-temperature lithium batteries, "from large and adapted for warmer climates," according to Loos.

According to forecasts, “from 40 to 50” jobs will be created at the initial stage. Although it will be a more automated unit, Lux Optimeyes Energy intends to rescue many workers who were in the previous unit and who already have knowledge and training in this area.

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segunda-feira há novo aumento dos combustíveis (o 5º este mês)

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Another week, another rise.  Fuel prices will rise again next week (in force)

Prepare-se para desembolsar mais uns euros para atestar o depósito do seu automóvel. Os preços dos combustíveis vão subir na próxima semana, ficando mais caros já a partir de segunda-feira.

“A evolução das cotações em euros aponta para um aumento dos preços em até um cêntimo por litro no gasóleo e dois cêntimos por litro na gasolina”, adiantou fonte de uma das principais petrolíferas nacionais à Multinews.

Os preços dos postos junto aos hipermercados também seguem as tendências de mercado. “A tendência da próxima semana será para uma subida de 0.0173 euros na gasolina e um aumento de 0.0094 euros no gasóleo”, avançou outra fonte.

Esta é a quinta semana consecutiva de aumentos, segundo dados da Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG). Desde o início do ano, o preço do gasóleo já valorizou 10 cêntimos por litro enquanto o da gasolina ficou 8 cêntimos mais caro – e isto sem as atualizações da próxima semana.

Ou seja, encher um depósito de 60 litros de gasolina custa agora mais 5 euros do que na primeira semana de janeiro. Já para atestar um depósito de gasóleo são precisos mais seis euros do que há cinco semanas.

Os dados da DGEG mostram que o preço médio do litro de gasolina simples 95 em Portugal custa atualmente 1,744 euros enquanto o do gasóleo vale 1,601 euros. As cotações podem no entanto variar nos postos de abastecimento, já que o preço fixado na rede tem ainda em conta o nível de concorrência, da oferta e da procura em cada mercado eo nível de custos fixos de cada posto.

O mais recente boletim sobre combustíveis da Comissão Europeia indica que Portugal tem a oitava gasolina 95 mais cara dos 27 países da União Europeia, 8 cêntimos acima da média europeia e 26 cêntimos mais cara do que em Espanha. Já o gasóleo ocupa a 10ª posição do ranking europeu.

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A diferença de preço de Portugal face a Espanha resulta da carga fiscal, já que, sem impostos, o preço da gasolina é mais barato em terras lusas. Sem carga fiscal, cada litro de gasolina 95 em Portugal custaria 76 cêntimos, ou seja, seria mais barata do que os 78 cêntimos cobrados em Espanha.

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In which municipalities are houses more expensive? And where do they cost less?

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In which municipalities are houses more expensive?  And where do they cost less?

The average value of a bank valuation of housing in Portugal, published this Thursday by the National Statistical Institute (INE), was 1,285 euros per square meter (m2) in December, and the value was higher in the Algarve and Lisbon metropolitan area (AML). than the national average. Not surprisingly, six of the ten municipalities with the most expensive square meter are in the AML and three in the Algarve.

The median value of the bank’s valuation in December reached 1,285 euros, which is 13 euros more than in November. Compared to the same month in 2020, the rate of change was 11.2%, the same as in November.

The historical INE series since 2011 leaves no room for doubt: the residential real estate market is hot, and housing bank valuations have never been higher.

Trends in median bank valuation in Portugal

Since August 2021, the average cost of bank housing has been steadily increasing. 1285 euros per square meter, registered in December, marks a new historical high in Portugal.

If we want to see a decline in the index, we need to go back to March 2020 – the month when the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Portugal – when the median fell from 1,111 euros per m2 (in February). until 1110 (in March).

Which municipalities have the highest housing ratings?

Lisbon is by far the municipality where the banks have priced the houses with the highest average value: 3,215 euros per m2. In the capital, the difference is more than 700 euros for the municipality in second place, Oeiras (2466 euros per m2), and the difference is more than 1400 euros for the last of the 10 municipalities where houses are more expensive, Loures (1791 euros). ).

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In this “top ten”, in addition to Lisbon, Oeiras and Loures, we find three more municipalities belonging to the AML: Cascais (2,427 euros per m2), Odivelas (1,877) and Amadora (1,821).

In addition to the AML municipalities, the Algarve has three municipalities – the region with the highest average (€1731 per m2, followed by AML since 1701): Loulé (€2160), Albufeira (1956) and Lagos (€1843). ).

Outside the Algarve and the AML, only Porto is in the top 10 with an average cost of 2,116 euros per m2.

In general, in all these ten municipalities, the median value of the bank’s valuation has increased compared to November.

Which municipalities have the lowest ratings?

Seia is the municipality that registered the lowest bank valuation of houses per m2 in the country in December: 570 euros per m2. It is followed by Fundão, where a square meter was valued at 585 euros.

Most of the municipalities in the “top 10” cheapest m2, such as Seia and Fundau, belong to the central region – the region that has the second lowest median value after Alentejo (904 and 867 euros per m2, respectively). : Guarda (686), Alcanena (669), Abrantes (623) and Entroncamento (661). In fact, Guarda is the only regional center that is among the municipalities with the lowest values ​​per m2.

From the Alentejo we find Elvas and Ponte de Sor with very similar prices (741 and 740 euros per m2 respectively) and from the north we have Celorico de Basto and Lamego with 657 and 699 euros per m2 respectively.

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Compared to November, only in Elvas, Entroncamento, Abrantes and Fundão did the median increase. In Seiya, the value remained, while in Celorico de Basto and Guarda, the value fell.

In Alcanene, Lamego and Ponte de Sor it is not possible to compare with November as INE does not have data for these municipalities for that month. In Ponte de Sor and Alcanena, the last month for which data is available is August, with the value increasing in Ponte de Sor and falling in Alcanena. In Lamego, the last available value is in September, with the average value per m2 decreasing compared to that month.

When comparing Seia and Lisbon, the difference between these two municipalities, which are about 300 kilometers apart, is more than 2,600 euros per m2.

Note. Of the 308 Portuguese municipalities, 168 are missing data for December, so this analysis is based on the values ​​of only 140 municipalities.

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D. Luís vendido por mais de 45 milhões de euros – Imobiliário

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D. Luís vendido por mais de 45 milhões de euros - Imobiliário

O fundo de investimento americano Principal comprou o edifício de escritórios D. Luís, em Lisboa, por 45.25 milhões de euros.

Em menos de cinco anos este edificio valorizou cerca de 16 milhões de euros. Em maio de 2017, o D. Luís, que fica na Rua do Instituto Industrial, junto à Av. 24 de julho, foi comprado pelo Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, fundo de investimento sediado em Londres, por 29 milhões de euros.

Posteriormente, o Rockspring foi adquirido pelo grupo de investidores alemão Patrizia que agora alienou o edifício ao Principal Real Estate Investors, que faz parte da Principal Global Investors.

O D. Luís conta com sete andares, uma área de 10.279 m2, com lojas e espaços de lazer e 146 lugares de estacionamento e está totalmente ocupado por várias empresas. Farfetch que ocupa uma área aproximada de três mil m2 nos pisos 2 e 3 do edifício. Tambémé no D. Luís que está a funcionar a multinacional americana Sitel, ocupando três pisos e um ginásio do Fitness Hut.

Até 2015 o D. Luís foi propriedade do Millennium BCP e era ali que funcionavam os serviços de backoffice do banco, até serem transferidos para o Tagus Park, em Oeiras.

Este é o segundo investimento da Principal em Portugal que acredita assim conseguir uma melhor distribuição dos seus ativos pela Europa, sendo que o grupo de investidores americano já marca presença em oito países europeus.

Além disso, escreve em comunicado Sebastian Lietsch, director de gestão de fundos da Principal Real Estate na Alemanha, as características do edifício ea sua localização “estão em linha” com a estratégia da empresa que procura investir em mercados “que têm vindor a crescer em termos demográficos, quer em inovação ou em negócios globais”.

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Também Irina Va, gestora sénior de transações e ativos da Principal Real Estate, sublinha que a localização do D. Luís é “tradicionalmente uma zona turística e residencial”, próxima da margem do rio Tejo sendo “uma zona comercial em expansão que se tornou popular entre os ocupantes de escritórios nacionais e internacionais à procura de espaço moderno”.

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