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Our passions: the atmosphere, wind energy and the success of our clients.

The Company

Camargo Schubert Wind Engineering was founded in 1991 by Odilon Camargo and Ekkehard Schubert. It was the passion project of both aeronautical engineers' love for atmosphere movements, and their potential in bringing cleaner energy to the world. Some the company current services provided includes:

Wind resource assesment

Annual energy production reports

Wind and Solar Atlas

Auctions

Market share in the Brazilian wind energy market, and our main clients

Camargo Schubert is experienced in providing consultancy for wind farm projects in competitive auctions; having worked on most of the 16 GW auctioned since 2009 in Brazil.

Correlation between predicted and expected energy yield by Camargo Schubert

Camargo Schubert achieved the historical best match between predicted and effectively produced energy from more than 6 GW wind farms.

Atlas

Timeline of some of our previous developed atlases in Brazil

The company also develops atlas for wind and solar resources. In 2001, we created the Brazilian Wind Resource Atlas. It was the first mapping of an extensive area of 8.5 million square kilometres using mesoscale modelling. This atlas has been a reliable engineering tool and most influential factor to accelerate the cost reduction and establishment of wind energy in Brazil. It led developers and investors to the best areas in the country, such that when the auction system started in Brazil, wind had the lowest costs, competing with other local available energy sources like the traditional hydro, small hydro, sugar cane biomass and natural gas.

LIDAR technology employed by Camargo Schubert

Camargo Schubert has been mapping with increasing accuracy and resolution the main states in Brazil with the use of LIDAR technology. Below you can find some of our work:

Our Founders

Camargo Schubert was founded by two aeronautical engineers, Odilon Camargo and Ekkehard Schubert. Both attended the prestigious Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in the 1970s. Together, they shared their passion for wind and gliders.

Camargo (left) and Schubert (right) flew together for many years, such that Ekkehard was Odilon’s former sailplane pilot instructor.

Odilon Camargo

A model of the DEBRA tower, a 100kW, 25m diameter downwind rotor

Odilon Camargo started his career developing software to optimize the aerodynamics and design of wind rotor blades while still at the university. In 1980, he was in DLR-Stuttgart designing the rotor blade of the German-Brazilian joint wind turbine project DEBRA 25. This project was later transferred to the industry Köster Maschinenfabrik and became one of the first wind turbines in the German wind market.

Since 1987, Camargo has travelled more than 60.000 km in Brazil, from extreme south and Uruguay to Roraima, screening for wind sites and orienting installation of met masts, collecting wind data, selecting the best areas for wind farm projects. He was also responsible for the first wind resource assessment of the Brazilian Northeast for CHESF, which revealed the now famous and outstanding wind resource of central Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará.

Ekkehard Schubert

Ekkehard Schubert has a life-long passion for the wind, flying gliders since he was in his mother’s womb. Therefore, he became the Brazilian Soaring Champion 10 times and dedicated his life TO aircraft. Therefore, he was for many decades the manager and industrial director at the aircraft manufacturer EMBRAER.