Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

Many villages in the Central highlands and Southern coastal regions are suitable for the installation of wind energy turbines.
An overview of Eritrea’s energy sector shows that many villages in the Central Highlands and Southern coastal regions are suitable for the installation of wind energy turbines. (Photo: A wind farm project in Assab).

BY RUTH ABRAHAM | SHABAIT

Since its independence, one of the major challenges Eritrea has been facing is the provision of sustainable energy in the country for industrial, agricultural as well as household consumption and making it equally accessible to the entire population. Continue reading Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

Residents of Ajerbeb Village Welcome Solar Eenergy Lighting

Bye Bye Kerosene!

All the 368 homes, including the primary school in Ajerbeb village have been fitted with solar panels and are now beneficiaries of 24/7 electric lights for the first time.

BY UNDP ERITREA

Residents of Ajerbeb, a remote village in Hamelamalo sub-zoba, welcomed the move by the Government, to install solar energy in their homes. At the inauguration ceremony held on 15th November 2017, the residents bid farewell to use of kerosene and adopted to use of clean energy. Continue reading Residents of Ajerbeb Village Welcome Solar Eenergy Lighting

Eritrean-American Led Initiative to Power Eritrea on Silver Jubilee Independence Day

PRESS RELEASE

By Power Eritrea,

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the modern-day light bulb, once dreamed that electric light would one day be so cheap that only the wealthy would burn candles.

Now, with a quarter of century later, Power Eritrea is doing its part to make the dream of electrifying Eritrea possible. In celebration of Silver Jubilee Independence Day, which this year is themed “A Quarter of Century of Resilience and Development,” Power Eritrea is launching a solar initiative that will bring power to all rural villages. Continue reading Eritrean-American Led Initiative to Power Eritrea on Silver Jubilee Independence Day

Eritrea Receives €8m EU Funding for Geothermal Exploration Work

Under a $200 million funding package by the European Development Fund (EDF), Eritrea receives up to EUR 8 million (US$9 million) for exploration work at the Alid geothermal field.

By Think GeoEnergy,

A national energy plan for Eritrea was signed within the framework of the European Union’s 11th EDF (European Development Fund). As part of that Eritrea will receive up to €175 million ($200 million) for investment in the energy sector, including redoing the national power grid, building stand-alone photovoltaic and wind power supply systems in rural areas and the exploration of geothermal resources. Continue reading Eritrea Receives €8m EU Funding for Geothermal Exploration Work

Eritrea Relies on Solar Power

An Italian company Enertronica is in the front row in the development of solar energy in Eritrea

By AskaNews,

Eritrea, located on the Horn of Africa, is rich in Sun and the Eritrean government believes in the development of solar energy, with the availability of 6 kilo Watt hour (Kwh) per square meter per day which is double to that of Italy and six times that of the UK.

Antonio Bonanni is the project manager of the Italian company Enertronica that engaged in the construction of photovoltaic systems in Eritrea after being awarded two contracts in recent years by the European Union and funded through the European Development Fund (EDF).

Not surprisingly, Brussels announced last December to provide Asmara 200 million euro aid for the years 2016-2020 in support of the energy sector, in the face of one of the lowest rates of access to ‘electricity’ that severely restricts economic development as well as the population’s access to social services such as schools, hospitals and health centers.  Continue reading Eritrea Relies on Solar Power

Eritrea: Solar Energy for Education

Eritrea’s Ministry of Education and Norwegian Refugee Council are partnering to provide young students with access to computer studies by using solar energy

By Melchizedek Malile | for Norwegian Refugee Council,

Eritrea’s Ministry of Education and Norwegian Refugee Council are partnering to provide young students with access to computer studies by using solar energy. One year after launching the project, it continues to serve as a source of pride to students and teachers, as well as a lesson on innovation for humanitarian agencies and government partners. Maintenance work on the solar-powered system is regularly conducted and the ICT laboratory is functioning well, stocked with 30 desktop computers. Continue reading Eritrea: Solar Energy for Education

Eritrea Kicks Off Low Carbon Solar Systems for Rural Homes

Communities in Eritrea benefitting from renewable sources of energy that resulted in reduction of CO2 emissions

By UNDP Eritrea,

EVERYONE broke into song and dance as soon as they saw the cargo truck around the corner. The drivers honked their cars in response, while cows mooed and goats and sheep bleated in unison. It was a dream come true for many villagers as they received solar equipment to power their homes. Qnafna has a population of about 2,000 people living in 350 households that are off the grid since they are located 22kms away from the nearest power line.

This month, most of these homes will have power for the first time. The area is dominated by dry and sunny climate and the community members are looking forward to using clean energy for lighting, cooking and charging their electric gargets. Consequently, rural households can communicate and disseminate important information on health, education and agriculture. Continue reading Eritrea Kicks Off Low Carbon Solar Systems for Rural Homes

Italian Firm Wins Photovoltaics Contract in Eritrea

Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting sunlight using solar panels

By Creato Martedì,

ENERTRONICA, a company operating in the field of renewable energy and energy conservation in the design and manufacture of elector-mechanical systems, the leader of the consortium of companies with the company Rossi Impianti Srl, has been awarded the design and construction of an innovative photovoltaic system with energy storage using batteries to be carried out in Eritrea.

The plant, commissioned directly by the Eritrean government and financed by the EU, is in fact a small Smart Grid with which, thanks to the simultaneous and coordinated photovoltaics, batteries, diesel generators and an intelligent interface to the national grid of electricity, it is possible to ensure continuity with the energy needs of the training center and research ERCOE (Eritrean Centre for Organizational Excellence). Continue reading Italian Firm Wins Photovoltaics Contract in Eritrea