Mini-grids powered by renewable energies will play an important role in extending, enhancing and greening electricity services in remote or yet unserved regions. The frequently used phrase “powered by renewable energies” implies a fully renewable energy system without fossil fuel powered generators. Your initial reaction would probably be: “Yes! Finally I can get rid of my thirsty, noisy and dirty fuel guzzler!” Let’s find out if you really should and register for the content-based free live webinar.
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)
are organising the second MBA Renewables Alumni Conference
, which takes place from 6 to 10 June in Berlin (Germany). Backed with expertise on economic, financial and legal aspects, MBA Renewables former students from 21 countries will discuss “Perspectives of Renewable Power Generation for On-grid and Off-grid Power Supply”.
Over one billion people globally do not have access to electricity. Of those, 600 million reside in Africa. Just as the continent leapfrogged the landline telephone in favour of the mobile, it may also leapfrog centralized fossil fuel powered grids, moving straight to small-scale, off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy. 100 million people already have off-grid solar products in Africa, and D-light alone has reached over 80 million people globally. We traveled to Kenya to find out what is driving this growth and what the future might hold.
We travel 15km North East from Nairobi, the bustling capital of Kenya, down a dusty, bumpy road. We pass large houses being constructed among fields of maize. As we approach Starehe Girls Centre, we spot the large solar array, angled on the car park roof at the entrance to the school. This 25KW solar array is the centrepiece of a renewable energy transformation at Starehe; the award of their winning entry to the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin (Germany), is very proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Since its founding in 2008, RENAC has become an important and innovative provider of international trainings and capacity building for renewable energy and energy efficiency all around the world. More than 10,000 participants from over 140 countries have joined RENAC programmes.
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