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

EDUREC –  EDUCATION RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTER

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.

 

The following modules are being planned, implemented or under construction:

  • Module Curriculum, Sustainable Education
    Creation of curricula for education and training (barefoot women,Bintumani D-SL, OSZ TIEM
  • Photovoltaic module
    Bintumani D-SL, SRH University, Fa. Phaesun
  • Bioenergy Module
    Construction of small demonstration biogas plants (Landesstelle, (b)energy )
  • Solar thermal module
    Construction of a small solar thermal system (state office, solar village)
  • Wind power module
    Construction of a 400 watt wind turbine (KitRad, 80 watt regional office, solar village)
  • Module Mechanical Energy
    Construction of an energy bicycle (OSZ Hein Moeller)
  • Hydropower module
    (SRH University)
  • Module Teaching Models for Teaching and Training
    (Bintumani D-SL with support of Solardorf Kettmanshausen e.V.)
  • Online Learning Module
    Creation of an online learning platform for photovoltaic technology (SRH-Hochschule)
  • Workshop module:
    Electrical, metal, wood
  • Shopping lists for teaching materials and workshop equipment
    (barefoot women and Bintumani D-SL) Workshop equipment

    Currently working on the implementation, under the leadership of Bintumani D-SL, trainers of Berlin’s Oberstufenzentren, the “Landesstelle für gewerbliche Berufsförderung in Entwicklungsländern”, the SRH University Berlin and other committed people from Berlin..

In Sierra Leone, our partner organization, the “barefoot women solar engineers”, is working to set up a solar power plant on its campus. Classrooms, electrical, metal and wood workshops are installed.

We continue to seek dedicated professionals, and even laymen who are familiar with the possibilities of decentralized 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.

We want to find ways, albeit on a small scale, to solve the energy problems in the villages of Sierra Leone, among others, at low cost.

Become active and get involved: contact us: info@bintumani.de

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

https://energypedia.info/wiki/Sierra_Leone_Energy_Situation

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