From February 26 – March 2, 2018, ENDEV/GIZ will conduct a week-long training for 18 students from the Helog Academy.

The Helog Academy is a vocational theoretical education and apprenticeship school with 60% theoretical lessons and 40% practical courses from highly trained teachers in the area of automobile, heavy machinery and electrical machinery.

The R.C.D. Marshall Clinic improvement is a project of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation implemented by KfW/WHH/German Agro Action (Welthungerhilfe) to physically improve health care centers in Liberia. For this and further clinics, EnDev/GIZ on behalf of WHH imports, stores and installs 13 identically designed solar systems to provide energy for electricity in different Health Centers and Clinics.

 

In the first section of the workshop Johannes Weber explained the solar system installed at the GIZ/EnDev Office in Congo Town. He explained the technical changes they have implemented and their improvements for the running of the system.

The red fire pot is an improved cook stove that is produced in Liberia by trained craftsman. The red fire pot keeps your kitchen clean, produces less smoke, good for your health, helps you too to save lot of money on charcoal and it is also environmental friendly and above all, it is fast in cooking.

The R.C.D. Marshall Clinic is a project of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation implemented by KfW/WHH/German Agro Action (Welthungerhilfe). For this and further clinics, EnDev/GIZ on behalf of WHH imports, stores and installs 13 t solar systems to provide energy for electricity in different Health Centers and Clinics. The technical design is the same in all clinics and will be described in this article. The depiction below gives a technical overview of the design of these solar systems. The numbers indicate which device belongs to which picture.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)  with their joint Project Facility invite governmental, semi-governmental, private or non-governmental entities to apply with replicable, scalable and potentially transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries, including Liberia. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2018.

Due to the poor electricity condition in Liberia, EnDev and WHH have decided to install solar lighting system in health facilities for safe delivery at night, Vortor Community Clinic in Bomi County has now benefited from a 1.3 KW solar installation.

 

Why data collection?

GIZ/EnDev systematically collects data for its Monitoring every 6 months to gather and measure information from all actors in the renewable energy sector in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The aim is to get a complete picture about the improvements being made in this period and to analyze and evaluate the outcomes in this timeframe.

Renewables Liberia, the new web platform for Liberia, was launched Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism in Monrovia by its Minister jointly with the Head of RREA and Representatives of the Ministry of Energy, EPA and other Ministries and a big audience.

We conducted a Regional Water Boiling Test (RWBT) with a prototype for an institutional cookstove. This test is the beginning of a series of tests to build a prototype which fulfills the EnDev criteria of 40% less specific fuel consumption, compared to the baseline stove which is a 3-stone-fire. The RWBT simulates a cooking situation through water boiling. However, this does not represent an actual cooking situation. We need to keep this in mind when we interpret the test results.

 

In the first section Johannes Weber discussed with the participants the importance of the grounding of a solar system. Therefore, he covered the technical aspects of the configuration of the grounding and different types of grounding methods. Moreover, he explained the reconciliation of the grounding with the type of soil at the site of the solar system.

Presentation after small group discussion on the workshop

 

On November 27, 2017, various renewable energy stakeholders from private sector, public sector and donors gathered in Bella Casa hotel in Monrovia for the national workshop of the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP).

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