News and Events

  • 3rd Annual Power Tech Africa 2019, 31 January - 1 February 2019, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences, Nairobi, Kenya The conference focuses on identifying the potential of renewable sources in the Sub-Saharan Regions - Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Gas. The conference also discusses - Assessment, Implementation and Integration of Renewable Energy Sources, Smart Grid/Off-grid solutions and overcoming financial and infrastructural challenges with focus on development in the sub-Saharan region. This upcoming summit would bring together senior stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues in Africa affecting the development of Power. This forum is designed to connect major power developers, independent power producers and the solution providers, including consultancies, project management firms and legal advisories a platform to discuss and debate best practices which can be instrumental in maximizing the power in the region.

    Event URL:
    Enquiry Brochure URL:
    Contact name: Jigisha Vasa,
    Email id: jigisha(at),
    Tel: +91-22 4880 3432,
    Organiser name: Bricsa Consulting,
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  • 21-22 March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya: 4th Africa Mini Grids Summit 2018. We will once again highlight the business case for mini grids in Africa, analysing the mechanics behind various implementation models along with insights on how to overcome the pain points still plaguing the industry. Government officers, private sector players and investors will come together to share insights and solutions, case studies and robust panel debates on how to continue developing successful mini grid projects in Africa. For more information go to or contact Jose at +65 6846 2366 or jose(at)

  • Call for application on women in sciences. Details of the call and further information can be found: here.

  • Solar O&M South Africa is a specialised conference that will take place on 5-6 September 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This event will gather operations and maintenance specialists from EPC, and O&M service providers, solar facility owners, investment banks, international and local experts and technology providers.
    For more information please visit:

  • 28 July- 4 August 2017, PKFokam Institute of Excellence Yaounde Cameroon, Summer School 2 on "Sustainable Energetics for Africa" (

  • 5-8 May 2017, Hammamet, Tunisia: ANSOLE DAYS 2017 (

  • 27 Feb -03 March 2017, 2iE Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: School 1 on" Sustainable Energetics for Africa"(

  • 20 - 22 Décembre 2016, Hammamet-Tunisie: 4ième Conférence Internationale des Energies Renouvelables (CIER-2016). Pour plus de détails aller sur

  • 11-13 December 2016, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania: BALEWARE 2016 conference. Conference theme: Sustainable Energy for Clean Water. For more information, please visit

  • 6-8 December 2016, Dar es Salam, Tanzania: Africa Energy Forum, Mini & Off Grid Summit (

  • 18-19 November 2016, HTTTC Bambili, University of Bamenda Cameroon: First ANSOLE-Cameroon National Conference for Young Scientists (ANSOLECAF2016) on the theme "Renewable Energy for All". For details please visit

  • 5 November 2016, Jena Germany: ANSOLE e.V. general assembly.

  • 12-15 October 2016, American University in Cairo, Egypt: Second International Conference on Solar Energy Solutions for Electricity and Water Supply in Rural Areas. For details, please visit

  • 05-06 October 2016 Algiers, Algeria: CDER International Symposium on Sustainable Hydrogen (ISSH2). For further details, please go to

  • Africa Energy Forum 2016, 21-24 June, London, UK,
    The 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 21-24 June in London at The O2 Continental hotel. AEF has established itself as the international marketplace where governments and power utilities of Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects across Africa. All the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time.

    Over 1800 industry stakeholders are expected to attend in June 2016 including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more.

    With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the most established African power event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. To be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please email AEF(at)

  • ANSOLE Organizes the Visit in Germany of 5 PAUWES Science Slam Winners 2015 from the 20th to the 28th of May 2016
    5 Masters students of PAUWES (Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change) Nicholas MUKISA (Uganda), Djamal Eddine BENHADJI-SERRADJ (Algeria), Nishimwe Clarisse NIBAGWIRE (Rwanda), Kay Nyaboe NYAKUNDI (Kenya) und Teddy Miller SAMO (Kenya), winners of the Science Slam Competition in 2015, visited Germany from the 20th to the 28th of May 2016. ANSOLE e.V. was commissioned by DLR e.V. to organize the visit. The visit was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Germany is a partner country of PAUWES. The students were accompanied during their 8 days visit by ANSOLE e.V. members Christian Beese, Steffi Beese and Daniel A. M. Egbe.

    The program of the visit was as follows:

    20.05.: Arrival in Jena on the 50th birthday of D. A. M. Egbe, ANSOLE Coordinator.

    21.05.: (1) City tour of Jena (Jena as the "city of light" and the birthplace of "planetarium" was demonstrated). (2) 50th birthday celebration of D.A. M. EGBE with display of solar cookers (importance of the use of solar cookers in fight against rapid deforestation in parts of Africa was explained to students and birthday participants)

    22.05.: Visit of Concentration Camp Buchenwald (Germany\'s history!) and city tour of Weimar, the city of Schiller and Goethe (Germany\'s culture!)

    23.05.: (1) Visit of the Technical University of Ilmenau (students were welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Prof. Erich Runge and the rector of the University, Prof. Peter Scharff, and were informed about the on-going solar energy research at the University). (2) Visit of PV Crystalox Solar Silicon in Erfurt (a guided tour explaining the various steps in the production of silicon wafers was offered).(3) Visit of the Centre of Energy and Environmental Chemistry (CEEC) of the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (the visitors were welcomed by the director of CEEC, Prof. Ulrich Schubert and were toured through the research facilities on organic solar cells and energy storage systems). (4) Convivial evening at MigraNetz Thüringen in Jena, the network of migrant associations in Thuringia (an exposé was made on the activities of network and on the situation of migrants in Thuringia. It was the most joyful evening as the students were served meals from Latin America and Germany and the atmosphere was full of jokes and laughter!)

    24.05.: (1) Visit of the First German Solar Brewery "Felsenbräu" in Thalmannsfeld in Bavaria (the brewery owned by the Gloßner family uses renewable chopped wood and photovoltaics as energy source in the brewing process. The visitors were guided through the various brewing steps by Mr Gloßner Senior, the father of the CEO). (2) 5 hours stand-still on the highway to Munich due to two road accidents which led to 3 deaths.

    25.05.: (1) Visit of Allianz Arena in Munich (visit of the museum of Bayern Munich and a guided tour of the football stadium). (2) Registration at ICERE 2016 Conference in Munich.

    26.05.: (1) Participation at the ICERE 2016 conference in Munich. (2) Evening tour of Munich city center.

    27.05.: (1) Visit of a biogas plant situated at WGV recycling GmbH Quarzbichl in Eurasburg in Bavara (a guided tour was offered. This was "the highlight" of the visit because the students had won the Science Slam competition by demonstrating in a down-on-earth way the similarity between a biogas plant and the human digestive track in the production of biogas (2) Visit of a sustainable farmstead in Faistenberg close to Eurasburg (The owner of the farm Michael Frech explained the contribution of such farms in Bavaria to the German Energiewende).

    A female journalist took part to the last two visits and wrote a report entitled "Lernen vom Klimaschutz in Bayern" (learning from climate protection in Bavaria) in the local newspaper.

    28.05.: Departure from Munich to Algeria, Iceland and South Africa, where the students are working on their Masters theses.

  • 4.-6. April 2016, University of Jordan, Amman Jordan: 5th Global Conference on Renewables and Energy Efficiency for DEsert Regions (GCREEDER 2016). For details, please go to

  • 8-10 March 2016,Tlemcen, Algeria: Africa-EU Symposium on Renewable Energy Research and Innovation. In order to promote scientific partnerships on renewable energy in Africa and theEU, the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), and University Abou Bekr Belkaid in Tlemcen are jointly organising an international research symposium. With a call for extended abstracts, the organisers invite researchers from Africa and the European Union to participate at the symposium. For more information, please visit the conference website.

  • 3-6 February 2016, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: 5th Anniversary of ANSOLE (2011-2016): International Conference on Renewable Energies (INCORE 2016) coorganized by ANSOLE and Zewail City of Science and Technology. Further details are coming up soon!

  • International Conference CONSOLFOOD-2016: Join us in Faro for CONSOLFOOD 2016-International Conference on Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing and be a part of the movement to spread solar cookers and solar processing food. CONSOLFOOD-2016 will be held on 22nd and 23rd January 2016 at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro-Portugal.
       - Early bird registration: 20th December 2015
       - Deadline for registration: 13th January 2016
    For more information, please download this poster.

  • Are The Lights Going Out For Electric Utilities? By Bruce Vanderveen. More...

  • Students from all over the world can apply for Erasmus Mundus Masters and Doctoral courses in currently funded programmes (all areas of research) Calls are open in the last quarter of 2013 and January 2014. See for more information:

ANSOLE students exchange programs

    Submission of documents for fellowship application in the framework of ICTP sponsored exchange programs (INEX and ANEX). Go to "Training and Education" for further details.

Past activities of the network

  • Press release of 19.11.2013: Sub-Saharan Africa Solar Conference in April to help meet Africa\'s renewable energy targets. More...

  • Algeria and Germany are committed to establish Pan African University. More...

  • World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency. More...

  • 25. May 2013, Jena Germany: ANSOLE Germany e.V. participates at the Deutscher Entwicklungstag". For details go to

  • 8. June 2013, Jena, Germany: ANSOLE Germany e.V. participates at the "Tag der Umwelt" For details go to

  • 7.-8. May 2013, Nairobi, Kenya: ICSU Regional Implementation Workshop on Sustainable Energy in sub-Saharan Africa. More...

  • 9. May 2013, Nairobi Kenya: ANSOLE Mini-Symposium in Kenya (AMSK-2013) was held at the Physics Department of the College of Biological and Physical Sciences (Chiromo Campus) of University of Nairobi. More...

  • 3.-29. April 2013, Jena, Germany. ANSOLE Germany e.V. invites to a photo exposition on "Chemistry and Art" at the arts gallery of the Sparkasse Jena, Ludwig-Weimar-Gasse 5, 07743 Jena. Official opening is on the 3rd of April at 10 am.

  • The 1st ANSOLE-ICTP Fellows\' Workshop (AIFW 2013) was held on the 5th of January 2013 in Mohammedia, Morocco. More...

  • Solar energy experts return to "ambitious South Africa" More...

  • 5.01.2013, Mohammedia Morocco: The 1st ANSOLE-ICTP Fellows\' Workshop will be held at the "laboratoire LPMAER (Prof. Hartiti), FST de Mohammédia" as from 10 am.

  • 12-13.02.2013, Cape Town, South Africa: "Solar Future: South Africa" Conference. 10% discount for ANSOLE members. For details please go to:

  • 19-21.03.2013, Sousse, Tunisia: VIIth International Congress on Renewable Energy and the Environment. For details go to:

    ANSOLE DAYS 2012 on the theme "Solar Energy for Sustainable Development" was held at the university of Yaounde I in Yaounde Cameroon. More...

    On Monday, 10 October 2011, the National High School for Mineral Industry organized an Ener-MENA workshop on training and implementation of advanced CSP (concentrated solar power) tools. More...

    Under the umbrella of ICPC-Nanonet ( and moderation of Lesley Tobin, the first ANSOLE Webinar was held between 13.00 GMT and 16.00 GMT. More...

    The first general assembly of "ANSOLE-Germany e.V." was held in Jena Germany (Semmelweisstr. 19, 07743 Jena) witnessing the participation of 13 persons. More...

    ANSOLE members from the MENA region attend the symposium 1 More...

    22.05.2011 - 26.05.011
    The coordinator presents ANSOLE through a poster at ICPC-Nanonet meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. More...

    First ANSOLE meeting in Yaoundé Cameroon, hosted by the Cameroonian ministry of energy and water and the participation German Embassy in Cameroon. More...

    12.04.2011 - 14.04.2011
    The Cordinator visits ICTP in Trieste, Italy. More...

    20.04.2011 - 21.04.2011
    The coordinator attends the CIEREE 2011 conference in Fès Morocco. More...

    The coordinator visits DENA (Deutsche Energie Agentur GmbH) ( More...

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