Building local capacities and promoting applied research are essential pillars in the development of renewable energies in Africa. Increased Africa-EU scientific cooperation is seen as crucial elements to boost renewable energy research in Africa. Therefore the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) in cooperation with the Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), University Abou Bekr Belkaid jointly held the symposium from the 8th to 10th 2016 of March in Tlemcen, Algeria. The Reiner Lemoine Institut (RLI) was represented by Catherina Cader and Paul Bertheau who contributed with presentations highlighting recent research outcomes.
Participants included a mix of African and European experts from universities and private research institutions. Together, the contributors presented high-quality research on pertinent and relatable renewable energy developments on both continents. Participants outlined vital aspects for the continued success of renewable energy in Africa.
The RLI-presentations can be assessed here: