SOLTRAIN
SOLTRAIN:
The Solar Thermal Training & Demonstration Initiative

[South Africa] SOLTRAIN at African Utility Week

Written/submitted by Khothatso Mpheqeke and Karen Surridge on 30 July 2018
Ms. Khothatso Mpheqeke explains the SOLTRAIN programme to an interested delegate at African Utility Week 2018

The 18th annual  African  Utility  Week hosted 6 411 attendees over 3 days from 84 countries and 300 exhibitors from 30 different countries. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was one of the exhibitors for the 2018 African Utility week showcasing various projects implemented through SANEDI, including the SOLTRAIN programme.

The African Utility week is an international conference   hosted    annually,   providing the largest gathering of energy and water professionals focused on all aspects of provision of energy services to the African market, where attendees can source solutions, generate business and connect with new and existing energy markets. SANEDI participates at this conference annually, through speaking and/or exhibiting.

This year, various stakeholders approached the SANEDI exhibition stand, many of whom were aware of the SOLTRAIN programme and had benefited from it since the first phase through training, knowledge sharing and networking and system installations. SOLTRAIN promotional material was widely distributed and the project received great interest.