September 16, 2020

Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

Prospects of Wind Energy in Eritrea

By Ruth Abraham | 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. Currently, Eritrea’s electricity generation mode – in the interconected and independent platforms – mostly depends on diesel fuel powered turbines. This is both expensive and harmful to the ecosystem. The ever increasing demand of electricity and the cost of energy production is a heavy burden for the country to continue to carry unless economically and environmentally safe alternative sources of energy, such as geothermal, solar and wind are sought.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has been working to find a solution. For example, a study on Eritrea’s potential for renewable energy production was conducted by the ministry, in collaboration with its International partners, in 1998. The project started by setting up Wind and Solar Monitoring Network (WSMN) in 25 locations across the country. It was a valuable step in expanding the technical and man power capabilities to promote renewable energy development in Eritrea. Read more

January 26, 2016

Der Mann, der die Wüste aufhielt

Der Mann, der die Wüste aufhielt

Yacouba-Sawadogo-300x147Die industrielle Landwirtschaft verwüstet, zerstört nicht nur in Europa die Böden, sondern auch in Afrika. Ein Mann begann vor fast 50 Jahren einfach Bäume und Hirse zu pflanzen und hat damit die Wüste besiegt, allein mit seiner Hacke und Jahrhunderte alten Methoden. Er entlarvte die scheinheilige und zerstörerische Entwicklungshilfe und lehrt die Menschen der Sahelzone, wie sie den Hunger und die Wüste besiegen können – nachhaltig. Read more

January 16, 2015

Eritrea Expands Electrical Network

Eritrea Expands Electrical Network

View of the Hirgigo power plantNational utility chooses MAN B&W low-speed engines again
Qingdaohaixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. (QMD) and EPC contractor Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute recently signed a contract to supply Eritrea with two MAN B&W 12K60MC-S low-speed engines that will run on liquid fuel. Read more

April 12, 2014

UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All launched...

UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All launched to business community


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February 29, 2012

Solar energy introduced in Adiquala Hospital

Solar energy introduced in Adiquala Hospital Adiquala, 29 February 2012 – Adiquala Hospital, besides receiving 24-hour electricity supply, has introduced solar energy for emergency instances, disclosed Mr. Sirak Debas, director of the hospital. He indicated that they were encountering problem in their work during disruption of electricity supply and that the problem has now been solved. Read more

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