The first edition of Open Africa Power programme started: the opening module took off in Kenya, Strathmore University, on April 9th, 2018.
The programme, created by Enel Foundation in partnership with academia in Italy and Africa, aims to forge a new generation of African leaders deeply engaged with their countries clean energy future.
The opening module for this flagship training is the beginning of a four-months learning path for 25 African graduates from nine different countries, who will improve their know-how of the electricity sector while engaging in professional development and leadership activities.
Strathmore Energy Research Center (SERC) launched the first Solar Water Pumping Course in East Africa
SERC has partnered with EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Oxfam, International Organization for Migration (IOM)and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to roll out a course on solar water pumping.
Solar water pumps are commonly used to generate water for crop irrigation and domestic
consumption. Agriculture is a key enabler of the economic development in Kenya. The success
of other sectors - like export and manufacturing - is directly intertwined to agriculture.
Strathmore’s T3 Grid Tie Course Students Learn About The Vitals When Implementing Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects
Recently our solar students were joined by Simon Graaff the General Manager of Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) Kenya, to learn more about the intricacies of good practice when it comes to implementing a successful grid-connected solar PV project.
Africa’s clean energy future is getting momentum as electricity access is accelerating and increasingly coming from renewable sources. However, in 2016, an overwhelming 48% of the African population still lacked access to electricity. Alongside the efforts indicated by IEA to provide electricity for all by 2030, a key element in the race from poverty to prosperity in Africa, is indeed education.