|Sustainable Energy News - No. 11 November 1995 (INFORSE, 1995)|
|Regional News - Africa|
The KARADEA Solar Training Facility was set up to demonstrate the viability of solar energy for rural areas and to meet the growing demand for solar training in the region! The facility site has abundant solar and wind resources. The facility has demonstration equipment, with classroom and workshop space, as well as a solar library. The facility provides services in design, procurement, installation and repair of solar electric systems.
Presently, an apprenticeship program is run for periods of from 3 months to one year, and specially tailored courses is given. Small community-based solar credit programs are commencing. The next Basic Solar Installation course will be presented in collaboration with Energy Altematives Africa, Nairobi, Kenya in July, 1996. Skilled practitioners, university-level students, and volunteers are also welcome to the intemational fieldwork program.
The facility was established in 1993 and is administered by KARADEA, Karagwe Development Association, which is a community development and women's organisation.
More lnfo: Oswald Kasaizi, KARADEA, Solar Training facility, PO Box 299 Karagwe, Kagera, Tanzania, Tel: Karagwe 128. and Mark Energy Alternatives Africa, PO Box 76406 Nairobi, Kenya. Ph/fax. 254-2- 56S616.