Photovoltaics Solar thermal energy

Wind power

Bioenergy Biogas



EDUREC –  EDUCATION RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER Informations- und Ausbildungszentrum für erneuerbare Energien mit dezentralen kleinen Energieanlagen.

In large parts of the world, including Sierra Leone, many people have no or only limited access to electricity (or other forms of energy). There is often little chance of connecting to the grid in the foreseeable future. Also the economic situation of the people in Sierra Leone is so bad that the costs of the rising prices for energy, fossil fuels for e.g. diesel generators are not to be borne. In this consequence many people remain uncoupled from the future chances of a better living environment. With the realization that each area of this earth (steppe, desert, rain forest, mountains) needs its own form of energy, the appropriate knowledge must be obtained. Photovoltaics can be used in sunny areas, biomass and water power in the green belt of this earth.
The prerequisite for meaningful use is knowledge of the following and further training as a craftsman to become a Construction and maintenance of these various facilities

Präsentation  Projekt (LINK)   EDUREC

Our idea is to use EDUREC (Education-Renewable-Energy-Center) to implement the above mentioned approach. The people, here in Sierra Leone, should be able to recognize the chances of decentralized small plants for renewable energies. With the knowledge of the different working principles they are then able to build appropriate plants. With this concept it should be made clear that with the small decentralized plants of renewable energy the rising costs of the world market as well as the large energy supplier can be counteracted. Energy costs will therefore become more affordable. Furthermore, it should be shown that the increasing negative effects of climate change can be countered by burning fossil fuels as alternatives. The CO2 – emission can be reduced and/or partly completely avoided. This also corresponds to the recommendation in the UN agreement on sustainable development. For example: Goal 4: “High-quality education”, Goal 7: “Renewable energy”, Objective 13: “Measures to protect the climate”. associated with the Objective 17: Partnerships to achieve the objectives  

The three partners are currently working on the implementation of the concept:

Bintumani D-SL (Berlin)

Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (Freetown)

Light Salone Innovation (Freetown)

The following modules are in planning, implementation or under construction:
  • Module Curriculum, Sustainable development Preparation of curricula for teaching, training and information events (Bintumani D-SL, OSZ TIEM, Milton Margai College, Light Salone Innovation)
  • Module Photovoltaics Bintumani D-SL, SRH University, Fa. Phaesun Module Bioenergy Construction of small demonstration biogas plants (Landesstelle, (b)energy )
  • Solar thermal module Construction of a small solar thermal system (Landesstelle, solar village)
  • Wind power module Construction of a wind power plant 400-700 Watt (KitRad, ERNI, regional office, solar village) The first WINDRAD is built: Video
  • Mechanical Energy Module Christiani-Verlag and self-construction of an energy bicycle (Christiani-Verlag, OSZ Hein Moeller) 
  • Hydrogen module
  • Module Stirling engine
  • Hydropower module (SRH University)
  • Module Teaching Models for Teaching and Training (Bintumani D-SL with support from Solardorf Kettmanshausen e.V.)
  • Module Online Learning Creation of an online learning platform for photovoltaic technology (SRH-Hochschule) Module workshop: Electric, metal, wood Shopping lists for teaching materials and workshop equipment (Light Salone Innovation, Milton Margai College and Bintumani D-SL) Establishment of the workshops at Milton Margai College  Business Module Creation of concepts for self-employment in small companies

For Sierra Leone it is the first and only Energy Training Center in this way!

More will follow

Team-Member: Light Salone Innovation

We are looking for, in Berlin and Freetown, committed experts, and also laymen, who want to deal with the possibilities of decentralized sustainable energy supply, such as photovoltaics, wind energy, biomass, solar thermal and hydropower and want to actively participate in the construction of small decentralized energy plants.

We want to find ways together, even if on a small scale, to solve the energy problems in the villages of Sierra Leone.

Become active and participate: get in touch with us.

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

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