Energy Technology Network (EnergyNET)

Research project

Energy Technology Network (EnergyNET)

A group of African universities collaborate with NTNU under the NORHED II Norad programme, on developing small scale renewable energy solutions for off-grid applications.


About EnergyNET

About EnergyNET

solar frying pan
A solar frying pan heated in a concentrator. Photo: Ole Jørgen Nydal/NTNU.

The EnergyNET project is based on many years of collaboration among African universities and NTNU, on the development of master's programmes and research capacities within Renewable Energy Technology.

The emphasis has been on small scale off-grid energy systems for heating and cooling. One particular aim is to develop hybrid systems with heat storage solutions for cooking, in order to reduce the current use of firewood. 

EnergyNET is a project under the NORHED II Norad programme – the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development. EnergyNET aims at bringing technical solutions from the laboratories into field testing.

The project will include 10 PhD candidates at 7 universities in Africa, within the fields of Solar Thermal, Solar PV, Refrigeration and Hybrid Systems.
 


Project timeline

Project timeline

2021-2026


Publications

Publications

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Project partners

Project partners

  • NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • UDSM, Tanzania
  • AAU, Ethiopia
  • MU, Ethiopia
  • MAK, Uganda
  • UEM, Mozambique
  • JubaUNI, South Sudan
  • UNIMA, Malawi
     

Funding

Affiliated projects

Affiliated projects