African School of Fundamental Physics

ASP Online Seminars: “Solar Energy Applications in Africa”

by Dr Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe (ANSOLE)

Africa/Abidjan
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Meeting ID: 951 9356 7359

Abstract:

Solar Energy Applications in Africa

Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe

African Network for Solar Energy e.V., Wagnergasse 25, 07743 Jena, Germany. Email: daniel.egbe@ansole.org

Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenbergerstr. 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria. Email: daniel_ayuk_mbi.egbe@jku.at/

Lack of sufficient electrical energy is the main limiting factor to the development most African countries. Grid electricity, mostly from national energy corporations, is not enough to meet the increasing demand of electrical energy necessary for the industrial transformation of the nations and for domestic use of the growing middle class in African cities. In addition, grid electricity is not accessible everywhere. Most rural areas are not connected to the grid. Presently less than 40% of Sub-Saharan Africans have access to grid electricity, which is not permanently available. For instance, constant interruption of grid electricity in Nigeria has led to the proliferation of generators, which are detrimental to health and environment.

The rapid deployment of abundant and environment-friendly solar energy (74% of the African continent receives more than 1900 kWh/m²/year) and other renewable energy sources, as complement to grid electricity, is the appropriate step to address the acute energy problem of Africa during this era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2016-2030). Solar energy can be deployed as on-grid and off-grid, making it permanently accessible and available to all, thus solving the energy inequality between rural and urban regions. An effective africa-wide deployment of solar energy has been slowed sofar by lack of sufficient highly qualified manpower.

This lecture presents the state of solar energy applications in Africa, followed by an overview of on-going capacity building activities (training, education and research) to address the lack of qualified human resources in the sector.

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Dr. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe

Participants
  • ABAKWAM KENNEDY
  • ADAM MOHAMMED
  • Adriano Pamain
  • Ahmed Abdelhady
  • Ahmed Ayad
  • Akorede Kalejaiye
  • Albert Djomegni
  • Amani Ebrahim
  • Anna-Mia Swart
  • Annel Brand
  • Ansh Patel Patel
  • Asmaa Aboulhorma
  • Aulan Lucrèce ZAHOUNDO
  • Awadallah Mekki
  • Babou DIOP
  • Badr-eddine Ngair
  • Benise Niyikiza
  • BOUBAKARI MAIMOUNATOU
  • Bouibiss Marouane
  • Charles Ndegwa
  • Chilufya Mwewa
  • Christine Darve
  • Christogonus Sunday
  • Dagmawi Tadesse
  • Derick Ogendi
  • Dieudonné NGA ONGODO
  • Doomnull Attah Unwuchola
  • Eslam Zenhom
  • Esossolim Cyrille Haliya
  • Esra Khaleel
  • Eucharia Okoro
  • fabien ebode onyie
  • Faisal Sayed
  • Flavio Odoi-Yorke
  • Fulgence Payot AKPONI
  • GAEDZE KUDJO HERMAN AKAGLA
  • George Gitau
  • George Zimba
  • Hadhemi Nfissi
  • Hamza Abouabid
  • Henry Martin
  • Henry Quarshie
  • Ibrahim Muhammad
  • Ibrahima DIAW
  • Issa Faye
  • Jamal Al Zain
  • James Ogachi
  • JEAN D'AMOUR KAMANZI
  • Jesutofunmi Fajemisin
  • Jonah Nagura
  • Joshua Lartey
  • JULIUS KIILU
  • Justina Achuka
  • KAYODE DADA
  • Ken Odongo
  • Kepnang Pebeu Maxime Fabrice
  • KHADIJA EL ANOUZ
  • Kikunga Ivan
  • Kondwani Mwale
  • Kossi Kety
  • Léonie DAGOUDO
  • Maha Hsouna
  • Mai Bilkheet
  • Meriem Djouala
  • Mesfin Asfaw Afrassa
  • MICHAEL OYELAKIN
  • Mohamed Amine Ouahid
  • Mohamed Saleck Heyine
  • Mohamed Zaazoua
  • Mohammed Abdelrazek
  • Mounia Laassiri
  • Mourad HIDAOUI
  • Neo Namane
  • Nihal Brahimi
  • Ninon Raïssa AMOUSSOU
  • Njeri Mburu
  • Noura Nassar
  • Ny Ando RALITERA
  • Ny Toky Rakotoarisoa
  • Opere Peter
  • Oumaima Ed-Dimny
  • Pierre Celestin Uwitonze
  • Rado Fanantenana RAZAKAMIANDRA
  • Roaa Omer
  • Rosmaelle Kouemo
  • SAHEED OYENIRAN
  • Sammy Otiende
  • Sanae Ezzarqtouni
  • Sandile Kumalo
  • Sofia FARRES
  • SOPHIE DIANE NTYAM EVINA
  • Soumaya Manai
  • Souwedou Silla DJIBRIL DRAMANE
  • Stacyann Nelson
  • Stephanie Chinenye Okosa
  • STEPHEN NYARANGA
  • Steve Guy Muanza
  • Sylvester Danso
  • Temitope Adenuga
  • Toivo Samuel Mabote
  • Uli Raich
  • Veronica Njaramba
  • Vinna Hallowe
  • Yassine El Ghazali