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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wydra

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The first International Summer School Renewable Energies for Africa is hosted by The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Materials Energy, Water and Environmental Science (NM-AIST), in Arusha, Tanzania, the Technische Universität Ilmenau and the Erfurt University of Applied Science with generous funding by the VolkswagenStiftung and support by the African Network of the Solar Energy (ANSOLE), SolarInput and SolarValley.

The first summer school in this series seeks to present to young scientists primarily from East and Southern Africa the latest innovations and adapted, practical applications of renewable energies, focusing on solar energy, in a systems’ approach, and to provide training and a forum for discussions and discourse.

Renowned resource persons from Europe and Africa with disciplinary experience in photovoltaic (PV) systems and adapted PV technologies as well as interdisciplinary experts covering the use of solar energy in a holistic approach will provide the participants with an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge on PV. A focus will be laid on practical application and design of PV systems adapted to local conditions: On- and off-grid systems, storage media, sustainable design of rural settlements, in combination with devices for drinking water supply, framed by discourses on economics, community and NGO support and energy policies, regulations and legislations.

The participation is free of costs more...

Parallel to the summer school, young scientist can participate in selected events of the
Nelson Mandela Week at NM-AIST (13.-18. July) and the ANSOLE DAYS 2015.

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