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VicInAqua is a medium-scale focused research project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689427.
11 partners from 7 European and African countries aims at developing an integrated approach for water management by providing an integral, sustainable, innovative, cost effective and robust solution for water sanitation combined with the demand for clean water in aquaculture and irrigation in the Lake Victoria basin.

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VicInAqua Training on Renewable Energy Systems for water treatment in Nairobi, Kenya

On 27 and 28 November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, partner Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT, Kenya) and coordinator Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA, Germany) organised a VicInAqua training on renewable energy systems as applied in the VicInAqua concept. The training offered the possibility to the 23 external participants, among which 10 women, to discuss about prototype development and concepts suitable with their needs in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Partner HsKA presented the VicInAqua concept and explained the photovoltaic (PV) technology, covering aspects such as PV cooling methods and the dimensioning of PV systems. Case studies and an experiment on a water-cooled PV panel enabled strong interaction with the trainees. After a presentation of an energy and environmental monitoring station, partner JKUAT explained the biogas technology. All participants were then invited to a field visit of the weather station and biogas digesters of JKUAT's Institute of Energy and Environmental Technologie (IEEET). Partner HsKA took over again in a further session introducing thermoelectricity and implemented experiments also involving a combined PV-TEG (thermoelectricity generator). Finally, partner BPE International (Germany) also presented its Sogena® technology.

If you would like to get access to the training materials, please use our contact form to provide some details on yourself. Your request will be reviewed and you will receive a confirmation e-mail in the case of successful registration to our community.

We deeply thank all for participating and look forward to the next capacity building events! Learn more here.