Analyze. Realize. Sustain.
We analyze the development potential of various communities and regions in Africa. Therefore we use results which have been obtained by our members during their theses and student projects at Technical University of Munich. This process ensures innovative solutions, which are individually applied in projects for the different communities we work with.
During a student project of TUM, three interdisciplinary teams worked on energy-related concepts for the rural community of St. Rupert Mayer in Zimbabwe.
Based on acquired data and intensive communication with stakeholders of the community, the students developed innovative solutions on combining the supply of energy, water and food as well as including the local community.
„How does the solar power generation correlate with energy policies in Africa?“
„How could the power system in Africa be improved through energy system modeling?“
„Which potential do decentralized energy systems have in improving electricity supply and creating jobs in Africa?“
„Which market potential do wind power based decentralized energy systems have?“
„What is the technical and economical feasibility of Do-It-Yourself wind turbines in Zimbabwe?“
„How to acquire data for designing decentralized Energy-Water-Food systems in Zimbabwe through geographic information systems and ground measurements?“
„What are the most feasible crops in rural Zimbabwe depending on their water demand?“
„Which role does gender play in the perception and adaptation to climate change in Zimbabwe?“
ProPEEE WS 2017/18
In the summer semester, 15 students from various faculties of TUM developed a detailed concept design for the implementation of an Energy-Water-Food system in the rural community of St. Rupert Mayer in Zimbabwe.
This student project included the design of a biogas plant, solar-water systems and a business concept for the Energy-Water-Food system, whose work was based on existing results and a research trip to the community.
Hajer Ben Charrada
„What is the situation of technology-related entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe?“
„How to identify the optimal design of a decentralized Energy-Water-Food system for the rural village of Kpori, Ghana, through modeling?“
"How does the solar power generation correlate with energy policy in Africa?"
After a profound analysis of the community, we design an individualized system, establish the required structures, raise the necessary funds and implement the system together with the community.
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Since October 12, 2018, we are legally accepted as non-profit organization. So, everything is set to raise money for the projects we already prepared.
Fundraising & Implementation of decentralized Energy-Water-Food system in St. Rupert Mayer, Zimbabwe
Based on the analysis of the last two years, we developed a concept, including technical, economical and social requirements, for a decentralized Energy-Water-Food system for St. Rupert Mayer in Zimbabwe.
The community with 250 inhabitants, two schools and a hospital has been partnering with us for several years.
Now we are starting to raise the funds for the implementation of the system.
The sustainability of the projects can only be ensured through the involvement of local people. Hence, we provide self-designed trainings for the community and support the operation of the system on technical and social levels. In addition, we link the projects with local stakeholder including universities and spread the word on scientific conferences to create a global network.
Renewable Energy Workshop in St. Rupert Mayer, Zimbabwe
Three of our members developed a one-week workshop which explains various renewable energy technologies in a very applied way to pupils.
The people of St. Rupert Mayer High School showed strong interest which let to great learning effects.
Afterwards, this teaching workshop was presented on various occasions, including the RERIS 2018 in Lesotho.
Summer School at TUM
EU-Africa Renewable Energy Research & Innovation Symposium (RERIS) 2018 in Lesotho
We got the chance to present our work to an international scientific audience at RERIS 2018 in Lesotho with three oral presentations and four posters. It was a great opportunity to spread the word and extend our international network.
ProPENS WS 2018/19