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Renewable Energy

BREEMRES – Building a Research and Education Environment for Modern Renewable Energy Systems

To supply electricity to all people in the country is a key challenge for Mozambique. To improve the situation well educated professionals that can build a sustainable energy system for all are needed.

Start

2017-11-01

Planned completion

2022-12-31

Main financing

Sida

Collaboration partners

Chalmers, Stellenbosch University i Sydafrika och Eduardo Mondlane University i Moçambique

Research group

Project manager at MDH

Senior Lecturer

Patrik Klintenberg

+4621103195

patrik.klintenberg@mdh.se

To supply electricity to all people in the country is a key challenge for Mozambique. To improve the situation well educated professionals that can build a sustainable energy system for all is needed. Building Research and Education for Modern Renewable Energy Systems – BREEMRES – is a research training programme that will contribute to this important task by strengthening the academic education and research within the field of renewable energy and energy systems. The goal is to develop education on MSc and PhD levels at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique.

The research topics that the MSc and PhD students will address will deal with detailed mapping of renewable energy resources, and environmental consequences connected to their exploitation. Furthermore, the technical design and optimisation of smaller off-grid energy systems, and socio-technical effects of electrification be thoroughly investigated.

The long-term outcome of this project is a viable academic environment that independent of external support can graduate MSc and PhD students of high quality, able to contribute to the sustainable development of modern renewable energy systems in Mozambique.