Photovoltaik Solarthermie


Biomasse zu Biogas



Information and training centre for renewable energies
with decentralised small energy plants


In many parts of the world, including Sierra Leone, many people have little or no access to electricity (or other forms of energy). There is often little chance of being connected to the grid in the foreseeable future. The economic situation of the people in Sierra Leone is also so poor that the costs of rising prices for energy and fossil fuels, e. g. diesel generators, cannot be borne. As a result, many people remain uncoupled from the future prospects of a better environment.

Knowing that every region of this earth (steppe, desert, rainforest, mountains) needs its own form of energy, the corresponding knowledge must be imparted. Photovoltaics can be used in sun-rich regions, biomass and hydroelectricity in the green belt of the earth.

A prerequisite for a meaningful use is the knowledge about it and further on a technical training for the construction and maintenance of these plants.

Our idea is to use EDUREC (Education-Renewable-Energy-Center) to support the above mentioned. approach and to implement it. The people here in Sierra Leone should be able to recognise the opportunities of decentralised small plants for renewable energies. With the knowledge of the various operating principles, they are then able to build appropriate systems.

The aim of this concept is to make it clear that small decentralised renewable energy plants can counteract the rising costs of the world market and the large energy suppliers. The energy costs thus become more affordable.

It will also show that alternatives can be used to counter the increasing negative impacts of climate change by burning fossil fuels. The CO2 emissions can be reduced or even completely avoided.

This is also in line with the recommendation in the UN’s sustainable development agreement. 

For example, Objective 4:”High-quality education”, Objective 7:”Renewable energy” and Objective 13:”Measures to protect the climate”.

Currently, under the leadership of Bintumani D-SL, vocational trainers at Berlin’s Oberstufenzentren, the Landesstelle für gewerbliche Berufsförderung in Energien, the SRH-Hochschule Berlin and committed people from Berlin are working on the implementation.

We are still looking for dedicated experts and lay people who would like to explore the possibilities of decentralised sustainable energy supply, such as photovoltaics, wind energy, biomass, solar thermal energy and hydropower and are actively involved in the construction of small decentralised energy plants.

  • The following modules are currently being planned, implemented and under construction:
  • Creation of curricula for teaching and training (Bintumani D-SL, OSZ TIEM)
  • Construction of a small demonstration biogas plant (state office, (b)energy)
  • Construction of a solar thermal system (state office)
  • Construction of a 400 Watt wind turbine (KitRad)
  • Construction of an energy bicycle (OSZ Hein Moeller)
  • Construction of teaching models with the support of the solar Dorf Kettmanshausen e. V.
  • Online learning platform for photovoltaic technology (SRH University)
  • Compilation of purchase lists for teaching materials in the above mentioned areas (Bintumani D-SL)
  • We want to find ways to solve the energy problems in Sierra Leone’s villages, among others, in a cost-effective way.

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Information on the energy situation in Sierra Leone can be found here: