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.

Solar Thermal Energy for Maluti Mountain Brewery: A bursary recipient perspective

My name is Malillane Lillane, a Mosotho woman pursuing a Masters in Sustainable Energy at the National University of…

3 years, 1 month ago

Malillane Lillane

SOLTRAIN’s Support Scheme for Postgraduate Students has awarded fifteen bursaries so far with more to come

SOLTRAIN’s Support Scheme for Postgraduate Students has awarded fifteen bursaries so far with more to come

SOLTRAIN’s Student Project Support Scheme supports masters or PhD theses dedicated to the topic of solar therm…

3 years, 2 months ago

Monika Spörk-Dür

Policy interventions in support of the implementation of Solar Thermal Roadmaps

The SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) has a mandate to increase access to modern ener…

3 years, 3 months ago

Kuda Ndhlukula

SOLTRAIN holds impactful hybrid information workshop targeting social homes in Botswana

SOLTRAIN holds impactful hybrid information workshop targeting social homes in Botswana

The Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) in collaboration with the Solar Industry Association of Botswana (SIAB) host…

3 years, 3 months ago

Ditiro Setlhaolo

SOLTRAIN's policy workshop from the private sector perspective

SOLTRAIN's policy workshop from the private sector perspective

A recent policy workshop in Botswana was the very first fully virtual policy dialogue hosted by SOLTRAIN throug…

3 years, 3 months ago

Karen Gibson

Solar cooking with evacuated tubes

Solar cooking with evacuated tubes

Evacuated glass tubes are central to a host of solar thermal applications. Several years ago innovators began harnes…

3 years, 3 months ago

Ivan Yaholnitsky

Centurion Building: Lessons and savings from solar thermal in the residential sector

Centurion Building: Lessons and savings from solar thermal in the residential sector

A report on one of SOLTRAIN's demonstration projects in the residential sector in Cape Town has been published.<…

3 years, 3 months ago

SOLTRAIN Admin

Lesotho’s Contribution to Net Zero

Lesotho’s Contribution to Net Zero

Countries, cities, organizations and corporations around the world are, on a  daily basis, making impressive co…

3 years, 5 months ago

Ivan Yaholnitsky

SOLTRAIN Funded Solar Hybrid Project

SOLTRAIN Funded Solar Hybrid Project

In 2020, SOLTRAIN awarded bursaries to qualifying research students in its five partner countries. On…

3 years, 5 months ago

Kevin N. Nwaigwe and Ditiro Setlhaolo

SOLTRAIN policy workshops successfully concluded

SOLTRAIN policy workshops successfully concluded

Four SOLTRAIN policy workshops and three housing sector information workshops were convened in the latter part of No…

3 years, 5 months ago

Samson Mhlanga

SOLTRAIN participates at Botswana's Virtual STEM Festival & National Science Week

Clean Energy Research Centre contributed to Botswana’s virtual Science, technology, engineering, and mathemati…

3 years, 5 months ago

Ditiro Setlhaolo

2020 - A challenging but successful year

2020 - A challenging but successful year

As I already described in SOLTRAIN Newsletter #3 in August, none of the SOLTRAIN team imagined that the technic…

3 years, 5 months ago

Werner Weiss

Solar thermal policy workshops held recently for Mozambique & Botswana

Solar thermal policy workshops held recently for Mozambique & Botswana

Earlier in September, SOLTRAIN workshops for policymakers on solar heat were held in Botswana and Mozambique. The wo…

3 years, 7 months ago

SACREEE

SOLTRAIN's technical training goes online

SOLTRAIN's technical training goes online

The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged SOLTRAIN to come up with new and innovative ways to deliver training ses…

3 years, 7 months ago

Rudolf Moschik

Social institutions & housing projects make up bulk of demonstration systems so far in SOLTRAIN's fourth phase

Social institutions & housing projects make up bulk of demonstration systems so far in SOLTRAIN's fourth phase

Thermal heating and cooling includes a multitude of applications in Southern Africa such as hot water preparation in…

3 years, 7 months ago

Werner Weiss