“The most important component of a solar system is the load.” – EnDev Technical Advisor, Johannes Weber. On the 31st July 2018, EnDev Sierra Leone successfully conducted a training workshop on solar system sizing.

The training held at the GIZ country office conference room attracted more than 30 stakeholders in the Renewable Energy sector.

Motivation to study Renewable Energy in Freetown, Sierra Leone

The students from the Renewable Energy Course at the Government Technical Institute (GTI) at Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, were asked to write a short essay on what motivated them to enroll in the 3 year course.

Ministry of Energy hands over solar street lights

The Ministry of Energy Sierra Leone, has installed and hands over 8471 solar street lights in the fourteen district headquarter towns across the country.

EnDev/GIZ was one of the lucky participants at Renewable Energy Day Sierra Leone's first ever event at Mereweather Preparatory School in Freetown on June 29, 2018. We’re always happy to promote renewable energy but this event was special. The audience of nine to eleven year olds was the youngest group we’ve spoken to this year. The girls and boys were curious, excited and eager to learn.

On the 19th January, 2018, the Ministry of Energy Sierra Leone, in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP), launches two energy policies – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policies – at the British Council Auditorium Hall Tower Hill, Freetown.

Energy Roadmap Sierra Leone, Ministry of Energy, MCCU, GIZ/EnDev 

The Ministry of Energy with support from the Millennium Challenge Coordinating Unit has developed the “Electricity Sector Reform Roadmap (2017-2030)”.
It was officially launched on Friday, 8th of September 2017 at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel Conference Hall in Aberdeen, Freetown.

The Energising Development Programme (EnDev), a programme implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has successfully conducted a theoretical workshop in Freetown followed by practical training workshops on the installation of SMA solar systems in Koidu of 6.5kw capacity, Kabala and Kailahun of 4.5kw capacity respectively.

EnDev in collaboration with Government Technical Institute and the Westwind Energy management takes 40 students from the Government Technical Institute's Renewable Energy Department on a field trip to Wonder stove workshop on November 9, 2017.

SOBA holds a two days MRU Energy Investment forum.

Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) – is a UK Aid private sector development funded program – that uses a market systems approach to facilitate pro-poor economic growth in Sierra Leone and its Mano River Union neighbours.

The Renewable Energy Association Sierra Leone, REASL, on May 3, 2018 hold a networking event for companies, NGOs, Individuals and Government Ministries and Agencies hosted at the Hub Hotel, Wilberforce.

The purpose of the event is to bring together business people and other actors in the renewable energy sector to interact and share information. It was also a call to encourage more companies to sign up to REASL membership and also urging existing members to honour their annual subscription.

Testing Improved Cook Stoves

On September 28th 2017, GIZ/Energising Development (EnDev) together with the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Department for Alternative Energy Studies and the Wonder Stove producer Westwind Energy, conducted a workshop on testing improved cook stoves.

Participants of the workshop were representatives and students from GTI, enrolled in Renewable Energy studies, students from Y.W.C.A. enrolled in the Food and Beverage course, representatives of the Environmental Foundation for Africa (EFA),

Female Solar PV Students at the Government Technical Institute in Freetown, Sierra Leone

In July 2017, the Renewable Energy Centre at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Kissy Dockyard, Freetown, conducted a Laboratory Week on Solar PV installation for women only.

The objective was to “boost” the female students. A total of 43 students are currently enrolled in the Solar PV Technologies NTC at GTI, 15 of them are girls in their first year.