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.

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, 5 months ago

Doran Schoeman

SOLTRAIN partners participate in the IEA SHC ‘Smart Solar Hot Water for 2030’ task

SOLTRAIN partners, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe and SACREEE were among the 55 experts who participated in th…

2 years, 5 months ago

Kudakwashe Ndhlukula

SOLTRAIN demo system at Lar São Pedro Julião seminary in Mozambique

SOLTRAIN demo system at Lar São Pedro Julião seminary in Mozambique

Lar São Pedro Julião is a Catholic seminary, which accommodates about 20 junior priests. The host…

2 years, 5 months ago

Geraldo Nhumaio & Rudi Moschik

Augustineum secondary school reaps the benefits of solar hot water through SOLTRAIN

Augustineum secondary school reaps the benefits of solar hot water through SOLTRAIN

The Augustineum Secondary School, established in 1866, is among the oldest schools in Namibia. Originally situated i…

2 years, 5 months ago

Helvi Ileka

Solar thermal information dissemination and training continues in Zimbabwe

Solar thermal information dissemination and training continues in Zimbabwe

The SOLTRAIN team in Zimbabwe continued to fulfill its training mandate in the country despite challenges impos…

2 years, 8 months ago

Samson Mhlanga

Solar technology for wastewater treatment in Butha Buthe, Lesotho

Solar technology for wastewater treatment in Butha Buthe, Lesotho

During the second quarter of this year, Bethal Business and Community Development Centre (BBCDC) constructed a …

2 years, 8 months ago

Ivan Yaholnitsky

Women and youth a driving force in solar thermal activities in Zimbabwe

Women and youth a driving force in solar thermal activities in Zimbabwe

Involving women in the dissemination of solar thermal technologies will go a long way towards solving Zimbabwe&rsquo…

2 years, 8 months ago

Samson Mhlanga

SOLTRAIN kicks off the next round of Mozambique's training activities in Beira

SOLTRAIN kicks off the next round of Mozambique's training activities in Beira

The next round of SOLTRAIN's training activities kicked off recently in Mozambique at Young Africa (YA), an orga…

2 years, 8 months ago

Geraldo Nhumaio and Rudi Moschik

Solar thermal success story: Maru-a-Pula school hostels

Solar thermal success story: Maru-a-Pula school hostels

Maru-a-Pula is a co-educational, independent day and boarding secondary school which was founded in 1972 and es…

2 years, 10 months ago

Kevin Nwaigwe

Hospital reaps the reward of hybrid solar thermal system

Hospital reaps the reward of hybrid solar thermal system

Hospitals have a very large demand for hot water and water heating is a major expense. Most hospitals use heat pumps…

2 years, 10 months ago

David Liddell

Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology visits University of Botswana's SOLTRAIN trailer

Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology visits University of Botswana's SOLTRAIN trailer

The Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Botswana, Honourable Dr. Douglas Letsholathebe…

2 years, 10 months ago

Kevin Nwaigwe

Maternity clinic reaps the benefits of solar hot water

Maternity clinic reaps the benefits of solar hot water

Mother Paula Maternity Clinic is situated in the suburb of Paradise Park in the town of Marondera, near to the …

3 years ago

Samson Mhlanga

SOLTRAIN assists with providing solar hot water for townhouses in Maseru

SOLTRAIN assists with providing solar hot water for townhouses in Maseru

A townhouse complex in Lesotho has become a beneficiary of the SOLTRAIN Demonstration Project initiative i…

3 years ago

Puleng Mosothoane

Ostrich leather tannery's cost and energy savings quantified after two-and-a-half years of operation with solar

Ostrich leather tannery's cost and energy savings quantified after two-and-a-half years of operation with solar

Cape Karoo International (CKI), is the result of a merger between Klein Karoo International and Mosstrich, and is th…

3 years ago

CKI Tannery, Oudtshoorn

SOLTRAIN Student Project Support Scheme: A supervisor's perspective

As a lecturer for Energy and Industrial Engineering at Botswana University of Science at Technology (BIUST), it was …

3 years ago

Dr. Tobias Bader