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