CREEC AT DAR-ES SALAAM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE AFRICA CLEAN ENERGY RESEARCH ALLIANCE TRAINING.
CREEC’s Mary Suzan Abbo together with staff and students of Dare-es Salaam Institute of Technology after the training
Earlier this year, the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation kicked off with the DFID project implementation where it was agreed that there would be a number of trainings periodically. The aim for the trainings was to rectify the deficits discovered during the workshop and also build on the strengths. In addition to the trainings, students and staff would come together, three months every year for training at the consortium partners.
The Africa Clean Energy Research Alliance (ACERA) project funded by the Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative together with the Dare-es Salaam Institute of technology, organised a five days training in Solar and Integration of technologies. The training ran from 25th to 29th September, at 9.00 a.m in Mkwawa Confrence Hall which is in Bunge Offices located in Dare-es Salaam. CREEC’s Opio Innocent, a PhD Student at Makerere University was one of the presenters at the training, which platform he shared with other PhD students and Professors from Dare-es Salaam Institute of Technology.
The training started with a key note speech from the principal of Dare-es Salaam Institute of Technology. Later, presentations on solar Treatment of Biomass for power generation using carbon Slurries in Hybrid renewable energy Systems. Presentations were made about solar treatment of Biomass for energy storage, development of Micro grid model for Scalable Hybrid Renewable Energy for power generation by different PhD students. CREEC’s Opio Innocent made presentations about Novel Power Generation from Bio slurries which was very well articulated and much appreciated by those that attended that day.
Later there were presentations on Integration of Technologies by different Professors at Dare-es Salaam Institute of Technology. There were a number of subtopics under this sections which included, Harmonics in Electric Power network, Converter topologies and integration of multi source renewable energy based power plants, Reactive power and Reactive power compensation and active Filtering. The final presentations were about Solar Power and PVC micro grids in Central Africa Region: case study Congo, Solar Energy for rural area: micro grids and Development of Solar driven Themochemical processes.
The training was climaxed by the awarding of certificates (graduation) of the trainees, a site visit of the Solar PV system at Muhimbuli National Hospital and a presentation of the ACERA administrative updates by ACERA project coordinator