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Capacity Building at Community Energy Malawi
January 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
From the 20-22nd January 2016, in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Wind Empowerment delivered a three-day training event on market assessment for small scale solar and wind energy. The event was funded by the Scottish Government and formed part of their long term partnership with the newly formed NGO, Community Energy Malawi (CEM). The aim of the training sessions was to build capacity within CEM so that:
- in the short term, they are able to carry out a series of market assessments for small wind turbines, productive use of solar PV, solar pumping for potable water and community mini-grids; and
- in the long term, they are able to advise local Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) on appropriate energy solutions for their communities.
The following sessions took place during this three-day event:
Introductions-and-Overview – Aran Eales, University of Strathclyde & Wind Empowerment
Market Assessment Basics – Jon Sumanik-Leary, Wind Empowerment
Questionnaires – Aran Eales, University of Strathclyde & Wind Empowerment
HOMER-Training-CEM-WE-20160121 – Jon Persson, Wind Empowerment
M_ORG_GIS_intro_Malawi – Madis Org, Wind Empowerment
Ethiopia-Market Assessment-practical – Jon Sumanik-Leary, Wind Empowerment
- M-ORG-QGIS-training (additional files)– Madis Org, Wind Empowerment
- HOMER Practical Workshop (including additional files) – Jon Persson, Wind Empowerment
Small Wind Basics and Market Assessment for Small Wind Turbines – Jon Sumanik-Leary, Wind Empowerment
Wind-Resource-Assessment-WE-CEM-2016 – Matt Little, Wind Empowerment
Data-Logging-Presentation-WE-CEM-2016 – Matt Little, Wind Empowerment
Productive-Use-of-Solar-PV – Aran Eales, University of Strathclyde & Wind Empowerment
Solar Pumping for potable water– Aran Eales, University of Strathclyde & Wind Empowerment
MiniGrids– Aran Eales, University of Strathclyde & Wind Empowerment
On behalf of Wind Empowerment, I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone at CEM for making this a really enjoyable three days. It’s not often you get to work with such an enthusiastic and capable team of young people.
The week after this training session took place, CEM and Wind Empowerment traveled to the field to collect data for the market assessments, which will be carried out collaboratively over the next 2 months. Stay tuned for further details on these…