SOLTRAIN news

Our news archive on the SOLTRAIN website covering updates on projects, training initiatives, and events from the SADC territories under the SOLTRAIN program.

IEA SHC award for Aussenkehr SOLTRAIN project in Namibia

IEA SHC award for Aussenkehr SOLTRAIN project in Namibia

The Orange River Vineyard Investment (ORVI) social housing project in Aussenkehr, Namibia was awarded the IEA Solar …

1 year, 4 months ago

Werner Weiss

BBCDC extends learning facilities with energy-efficient 'Earthship'

BBCDC extends learning facilities with energy-efficient 'Earthship'

Rising enrolment at Bethel Business and Community Development Centre (BBCDC) and lack of space compelled us to augme…

1 year, 6 months ago

Ivan Yaholnitsky

Solar industry association collaborates with world's biggest diamond producer to provide solar hot water to NGOs

Solar industry association collaborates with world's biggest diamond producer to provide solar hot water to NGOs

An alternative care home, SOS Children’s Village, and a boarding school for children with learning disabilitie…

1 year, 6 months ago

Karen Gibson

Strong presence of SOLTRAIN at ISEC 2022 in Graz, Austria

Strong presence of SOLTRAIN at ISEC 2022 in Graz, Austria

The 2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference (ISEC 2022), themed around Renewable Heating and Cool…

1 year, 9 months ago

Stephen Forder

SOLTRAIN courtesy visit to ADA

SOLTRAIN courtesy visit to ADA

The SOLTRAIN delegation, which was attending the 2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference (ISEC) 2…

1 year, 9 months ago

SOLTRAIN Admin

Katutura State Hospital maternity ward meets all its hot water needs from solar

Katutura State Hospital maternity ward meets all its hot water needs from solar

The Maternity Ward at Windhoek’s Katutura State Hospital is now meeting all its hot water needs through solar …

1 year, 9 months ago

Helvi Ileka and Rudi Moschik

Lady Pohamba Private Hospital installs Namibia's largest pumped solar water heating system

Lady Pohamba Private Hospital installs Namibia's largest pumped solar water heating system

The Lady Pohamba Private Hospital Private Hospital in Windhoek recently commissioned 278.2 m2 of a planne…

1 year, 9 months ago

Helvi Ileka

SOLTRAIN at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

SOLTRAIN at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair took place earlier in April this year with the purpose of promoting trade and …

1 year, 9 months ago

Samson Mhlanga

Excitement as SOLTRAIN Botswana resumes fairs & exhibitions

SOLTRAIN Botswana exhibited the solar trailer during the World Facilities Day exhibition held May 11, 2022 in Gaboro…

1 year, 9 months ago

Prof. Kevin Nwaigwe

First housing project in Aussenkehr receives solar hot water heating co-financed by SOLTRAIN

First housing project in Aussenkehr receives solar hot water heating co-financed by SOLTRAIN

Aussenkehr, a settlement in the far southern region of Namibia about 50 km northwest of the Noordoewer bor…

2 years, 1 month ago

Helvi Ileka and Joseph Shigwedha

Solarsoft Fresh Fast Food in Mohales Hoek

Solarsoft Fresh Fast Food in Mohales Hoek

SOLTRAIN partner in Lesotho, Bethel Business and Community Development Centre (BBCDC), is showcasing how solar therm…

2 years, 1 month ago

Ivan Yaholnitsky

Austrian ambassador visits SOLTRAIN system at the Cape Brewing Company

Austrian ambassador visits SOLTRAIN system at the Cape Brewing Company

Austrian Ambassador to South Africa, Dr. Johann Brieger, visited E3 Energy's Solar Heating for Industrial P…

2 years, 3 months ago

Doran Schoeman

Supporting access to finance for solar thermal developers

Supporting access to finance for solar thermal developers

Access to finance for starting or scaling up of solar thermal projects remains a challenge in many countries across …

2 years, 3 months ago

Richmore Kaseke

Harare hosts a successful SOLTRAIN Conference 2021

Harare hosts a successful SOLTRAIN Conference 2021

After a break of two years, the SOLTRAIN conference took place again in late November 2021. Around 90 solar thermal …

2 years, 3 months ago

Werner Weiss

Botswana Defence Force to collaborate with SOLTRAIN

Botswana Defence Force to collaborate with SOLTRAIN

The Director-General Support Services, Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Major General M. M. Seikano has promised to col…

2 years, 3 months ago

Kevin Nwaigwe and Okatoseng Masoso