African Sun Energy (ASE) has partnered with the Blantyre Blantyre Research Facility (BBRF) at the College of Medicine to offer an introductory course on the latest in photovoltaic solar technology to be installed on the facility's premises.
March 12, 2021
African Sun Energy recently started to design, build and operate the new solar energy system in support of the BBRF energy network.
This is to ensure that all high-tech and sensitive devices in the facility have 24/7 energy security. Other requirements were to demonstrate to the college that a renewable energy system can be used to power remote off-grid communities not only in Malawi but also in the wider South African Development Community (SADC) region.
A focus of work is to provide training and job creation during the start of this exciting development. From now on, ASE is offering Malawian citizens the opportunity to participate in a digital learning experience that is open to all, especially women, empowering women to take their place in renewable energy. From this cohort, four people are offered a contract as a solar installer in order to gain further professional experience in installing the new solar system at BBRF.
As a further incentive, the aim is to find at least one candidate who will be offered a one-year employment contract with ASE to support the operation and maintenance of the new facility and to support further projects on site.
Malawi Blantyre Solar Photovoltaic Training is a free, short course offered by African Sun Energy (ASE) through our trusted and qualified Renewable Energy Engineer Mr. Amos Chenamani who has his post graduate diploma in Education and Training from the university from Botswana.
Amos Chenamani, renewable energy engineer at ASE, said, “Modern health systems require clean and affordable energy. This can be achieved through adequate on-the-job training. It would be a great honor to be able to share some of the information I've received over the years as a power engineer. I hope that this training can enable young people to enter the renewable energy sector as professionals and enthusiasts, as I did. “
Dr. Mwapatsa Mipando, Former Director of the College of Medicine, said, “I am very proud of the progress we have made in launching this project. It has proven to be more than just another solar installation project. We are well on our way to ensuring that the people of Malawi are empowered and involved in this project and how it works. Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy has never been more important and necessary as it is now, and we are making sure that all of this becomes possible. “