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Renetech a member of World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

januari 04, 2021  |   Blog   |  

As part of Renetech's engagement with the Solar Impulse Foundation, with its Institutional Solar Stove named as as one of the 866 Efficient Solutions hitherto recognized by the Foundation, the company is now an official member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. At the General Assembly on the 29th of December 2020, Renetech along with 1144 other organizations were voted into the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, now comprising 3185 members. You can read more about the Foundation's work here. solarimpulse.com

Season’s greetings

december 21, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech wishes all clients, partners and colleagues happy holidays and a fruitious new year. Hold on, hold out and keep your distance.

ECOBORA – winner of Unleash+ 2020 Dragon’s Den.

december 18, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech partner ECOBORA of Kenya made it all the way at the Dragon’s Den finals of the 14 week Unleash+ Accelerator program. CEO Justine Abuga states: “I was fortunate to be accepted to participate in Unleash program back in 2018 in Singapore which was a general program focusing on how we can harness leadership and innovation to tackle the SDGs. Joining UNLEASH+ program this year -virtually- was a different experience since we spent 14 weeks diving deep into our business aspects from problem to solution to marketing to fundraising. These were specific deep thought sessions which allowed our team to immerse wholesomely to test and refine our business model. At the end we pitched our innovations and Ecobora team was selected to compete in the Dragon’s Den, where we were lucky to win $10,000 prizes from Hempel foundation and Porticus. With this support we shall support Gekomoni secondary school in Kenya to shift to our solar cooking boilers!” Read more here. https://unleash.org/news/five-unleash-teams-win-total-usd-40000-funding-implementation-scaling-solutions-united-nations-sustainable-development-goals/

Renetech partner Ecobora in Unleash+ Bootcamp

december 10, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech Kenyan partner Ecobora Ltd is participating in the ongoing Unleash+ Bootcamp this week. World-class guidance on all the issues that makes or break sustainable innovation in emerging markets.

Foundations in place in Kenya

november 17, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech and the local Ecobora team is finalizing construction of the foundations for the off-grid Institutional Solar Stove system at a boarding school with 700 students in rural Kenya. Solar collectors heat large boilers, supported by heat storage units to permit cooking before sunrise and after sunset. To save cost and energy, the solar heat is transferred by gravity, avoiding the use of conventional pumps and electric power. The picture shows the team resting and celebrating after the work is done.

Renetech – with Team Sweden in West Africa

oktober 16, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech is part of Team Sweden in developing sustainable business for Swedish companies in West Africa. Not only has the partnerships brought new bus business - Business Sweden has just been awarded the 2020 World Trade Promotion Award by the International Trade Centre. See our CEO Tom Walsh in the video in this link (@ 0:56). https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=wst8_v1CMQQ

Biofuels for buses in West Africa

juli 17, 2020  |   Blog   |  

The transition to a sustainable regime for public transport gathers momentum. Renewables for heavy vehicles is a viable and visible means to reduce carbon emissions. https://www.sek.se/en/news/sek-financing-scania-buses-in-cote-divoire/

Renetech earns Solar Impulse Foundation Efficient Solution 2020 label

juli 01, 2020  |   Blog   |  

The Institutional Solar Thermal Stove system, adapted for Kenyan schools, has received an "Efficient Solution June 2020" label issued by the Solar Impulse Foundation. The applicant Renetech AB (https://solarimpulse.com/companies/renetech-ab) is set to commercialize the technology in Kenya in collaboration with its local partner Ecobora Ltd. You can read more about the innovation following this link (https://solarimpulse.com/efficient-solutions/institutional-solar-thermal-cooking-stove)

Israel Biramo new intern at Renetech

juni 23, 2020  |   Blog   |  

Renetech welcomes a new Intern! Israel is a renewable energy engineer obtaining his Masters degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Dalarna University. He is with renetech from June 2020 and at least six months on. His work at renetech will be focused on solar PV and solar thermal energy conversion. We welcome Israel and look forward to collaborating towards more and better renewable energy installations in SSA and elsewhere.

Renetech partner Ecobora Ltd wins ASME ISHOW KENYA 2020 with Solar Cooking Boiler

maj 28, 2020  |   Blog   |  

In collaboration with Renetech AB and Sunfuria AB, the Kenyan company Ecobora Ltd has won (along with Inteco Kenya and Microfuse Technologies) the prestigious ISHOW Kenya 2020 Award, consisting of a cash prize and one year of coaching to progress the development of the Solar Cooking Boiler. Congratulations to Justine for the good work. We look forward to continuing the journey forward and upward to the benefit of the environment and the many thousands of rural schools in Kenya. ASME ISHOW Kenya 2020 link