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West Africa: Cabo Verde, Ghana and Nigeria Market Assessment

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 22, 2016

Soltrain West AfricaApproved and successful policies should be promoted – which is why the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (SOLTRAIN) should be implemented in West Africa as well. Since 2009, the programme has helped train about 2,150 people during 80 courses and install 187 solar thermal systems in the five partner countries Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The coordinator, Austrian organisation AEE INTEC, and the implementing body, ECREEE – ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency based in Cabo Verde, have now launched a similar four-year training and demonstration programme, SOLtrain West Africa, to increase SWH numbers in five additional countries: Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.

Solar Energy for Food Security in West Africa (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 14, 2010

This document compiles different posters that were presented during the International Solar Food Processing Conference that took place in India in January 2009.

The posters refer the importance of using renewable energy sources, notably solar, for sustainable local economic development purposes, by demonstrating the efficiency of such systems in different areas: food processing, dying, cooking and preservation.

Different case studies are presented in Burkina Faso, Portugal, Chile and India.


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