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

The first self-built wind turbine in Sierra Leone was built. Under the organization of Bintumani D-SL, more than 35 young women and men built a fully functional wind turbine in Freetown (Sierra Leone) in 5 days in November 2019. The knowhow and the technical instructions came from Christian (MAX) Wenke the expert from the “ERNI Wind Wheel Collective” Thank You!


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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 getting connected to the power grid in the foreseeable future Auch ist die ökonomische Lage der Menschen in Sierra Leone so schlecht, dass die Kosten der steigenden Preise für Energie, fossile Brennstoffe für z.B. Dieselgeneratoren nicht zu tragen sind. As a result, many people remain uncoupled from the future opportunities of a better living environment.
With the realization that every region of this earth (steppe, desert, rainforest, mountains) needs its own form of energy, the appropriate knowledge must be imparted.. Thus, photovoltaics can be used in sunny regions, biomass and hydropower in the green belt of this earth.

A prerequisite for meaningful use is knowledge of and continue to receive craft training to Construction and maintenance of these various plants.

Our idea is to pursue the above– approach with EDUREC. People   (in Sierra Leone) should be able to see the opportunities of decentralized small renewable energy plants. With the knowledge of the various actuator sepias, they are then able to build and use appropriate plants.

This concept is intended to make it clear that the small decentralised renewable energy plants can counteract the rising costs of the world market and the large energy providers. The energy costs thus 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. CO2 emissions can be reduced or even completely avoided. This is also in line with the recommendation in the UN Convention on Sustainable Development.

Our SDGs

Goal 4: Quality education

Goal 7: Renewable energy

Goal 13:Climate action

Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the goals

For Sierra Leone it is the first and only Energy Training Centre in this way! More to follow

We are looking for dedicated professionals, as well as lay people, who want to deal with the possibilities of decentralized sustainable energy supply, such as photovoltaics, wind energy, biomass, solar thermal energy and hydropower, and who actively participate in the construction of small decentralized energy plants.

Together, we want to find ways to
although on a small scale, the energy problems in the villages of
Sierra Leone.

Become active and get involved: get in touch

with us.

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