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Techno-economic Analysis of Energy Storage Integration for solar PV in Burkina Faso

december 04, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Mr Hamza Abid is a Master Student with KTH, pursuing a Masters in Energy Innovation at the Department of Energy Technology. He participates in the joint Master Program "Energy for Smart Cities" managed by InnoEnergy across four European universities. He has carried out his Masters Thesis with Renetech AB, developing an analysis of different options to integrate storage with PV power generation for West Africa. The following is a brief description of the project, authored by Mr Abid. We at Renetech are grateful for the support received from such a bright fellow. The rise of Africa’s population and consumerism calls for an unprecedent increase in energy demands for the continent. As per IEA Africa Energy Outlook 2019, Africa’s population is among the fastest growing and youngest in the world. One-in-two people added to the world population between today and 2040 are set to be African, and the continent becomes the world’s most populous region by 2023, overtaking China and India. One of the key challenges is to provide cheap and reliable access of sustainable energy to the growing African population. The way these energy needs are met is going to shape the continent’s future energy trends and much of global economy. (Source: IEA Africa Energy Outlook 2019) Total population by region, China, Africa, India, 2018 and growth to 2040 While the continent is becoming rapidly electrified, the challenge remains more dominant in some areas than others. Burkina Faso is one of the least electrified countries in the world, where only 9 % of the rural population has access to electricity. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has set a target of 2030 to achieve 100% electrification in all member countries. To meet these targets with sustainable energy, the need for innovation is now more than ever imperative in the renewable landscape. Considering the same, a techno-economic analysis of pumped hydro storage and electric batteries was performed by one of the master’s thesis candidate at Renetech AB and KTH. This study presents a hypothetical conceptualization of techno-economic feasibility of pumped hydro storage (PHS) and electric batteries with solar photovoltaics (PV) in the context of Burkina Faso. The results are explored for an off grid standalone PV plus storage system for a rural ...

Renetech offering Waste-to-Energy solutions to delegation from West Africa

augusti 21, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Renetech has been presenting a system and technical solutions for waste management and waste-to-energy solutions - both for fuel and electricity as products - at a well attended SWEACC seminar on August 21, 2019. Among the participants were a delegation from West Africa. Renetech also had the opportunity to visit and test drive at the Scania facility in Södertälje the previous day.

4th Sustainable Inclusive Business Private Sector Conference, Nairobi

maj 20, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Renetech participated in the 4th Sustainable Inclusive Business Private Sector Conference, held at the US International University, Nairobi. The organizer, Sustainable Inclusive Business - Africa was established under the KEPSA Foundation (Kenya Private Sector Alliance) through a partnership between MVO Nederland and KEPSA and is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The conference included a particular focus on organic waste being converted to fertilizer and other products.

Renetech in state Côte d’Ivoire mission

april 16, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Swedish Minister for Trade and Nordic Affairs Ms Ann Linde visited Côte d'Ivoire as part of the collaboration between the two Countries, accompanied by the Swedish Ambassador to CI Maria Leissner. Scania and Renetech representatives were corporate delegates in the successful Team Sweden effort. Ministries and agencies were visited in support of sustainable urban mobility. See LinkedIn post here

Biomass power assessment in Ghana

mars 27, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Renetech is on site, forming part of a team developing detailed feasibility studies for sustainable biomass-to-power in Ghana.

Renetech at Absolicon Solar Collector

mars 18, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Today Renetech visited Absolicon Solar Collector AB in Härnösand, Sweden  (62.6 degrees North!). The Absolicon T160 solar collector is produced in a standardized facility - the production facility unit is the main product the company rather than the solar collectors themselves - and can yield 160 degree renewable heat. The topic of the day was institutional cooking in East Africa.

Renetech at IPS in Berlin

februari 19, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Renetech CEO Tom Walsh participates in panel talk and chairs the renewable energy sessions at the International Power Summit conference held in Berlin this week.  

Renetech and partner sign with Kenyan school for institutional solar stove

januari 31, 2019  |   Blog   |  

Today, Renetech and its local partner Ecobora has signed a contract with the Kenyan secondary school Gekomoni on an institutional solar heat powered stove system. Gekomoni has over 700 students and cooking is currently carried out using large quantities of firewood. Reducing the amount of firewood used will imply a lower carbon footprint, less indoor/outdoor pollution and better working conditions as well as lower cost for the school. The project is partially funded by Tillväxtverket, the Swedish Agency for regional and economic growth.

Season’s Greetings from Renetech

december 21, 2018  |   Blog   |  

From all of us at Renetech to all of you - Merry Christmas, God Jul, Veselé Vianoce, Eid milad saeid, Krismasi ya furaha, Chag Sameach, etc etc. We wish you the best for the New Year and look forward to work with you in 2019.

renewables as part of ESG investing

november 22, 2018  |   Blog   |  

Today, Renetech CTO David Bauner presented on the role of renewables - biofuels and other sustainable energy conversion based products and services - in responsible investment to an international bank and their clients. Location: Germany.