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enerMENA - A Support Program For The Implementation Of Solar Thermal Power Plant Technology In North Africa
enerMENA - A support program for the implementation of solar thermal power plant technology in North Africa
At present the creation of a massive solar power capacity for electricity production in North African countries is being intensively discussed. The enerMENA project under the leadership of the DLR supports the DESERTEC concept which may serve as a guide. The aim of DESERTEC is to produce cost-effective solar electricity in North Africa and to transport part of it through high voltage DC power lines to Europe. It is estimated that a significant part of the local and fifteen percent of Europe’s demand for electricity can be met from such sources in the medium-term.
The main objective behind the establishment of the enerMENA network of meteorological stations (enerMENA Meteo-Network) is to supply reliable meteorological data of the MENA region especially those of the Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) that are necessary for the implementation of CSP technologies. In the first phase of the project, eight high-precision meteorological stations are being installed in five MENA partner countries to set up a base for the enerMENA Meteo-Network.
Implementation Workshop “enerMENA CSP Teaching Materials”
enerMENA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have organised the third “enerMENA Implementation Workshop” in collaboration with the Moroccan Association of Professors (GIZ), Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), the Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN), the Agence Nationale pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelables et de l’Efficacité Energétique (ADEREE) and the Office National de l’Electricité (ONE) at the Faculty of Science of the Mohammed Premier University in Oujda from June 12-14, 2012 with the participation of 25 professors.
EnerMENA Students Internships
DLR is pleased to announce the enerMENA Internship Program for Concentrated Solar Power Technologies. Mechanical engineering students from Universities in the Middle East and North African Region are able to apply for the enerMENA Internships from September 3rd to 14th, 2012 in Almería, Spain.
enerMENA R&D Infrastructure Workshop: Support to establish R&D and test infrastructure at partner institutions
The”enerMENA R&D Infrastructure Workshop” was organised in Almería, Spain on December 15th and 16th, 2011 to launch the work in the new enerMENA working package: Support the establishment of MENA R&D and test infrastructure.
Cooperation Agreement between IRESEN, Morocco, and DLR, Germany
A Cooperation Agreement between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Moroccan Institut de Recherche en Energie Solarie et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN), has been signed on October 11 2011.
Finalisation and Implementation of the "enerMENA CSP Teaching Materials"
The first-of-its-kind specialised product: the “enerMENA CSP Teaching Materials” for universities has been finalised after several month of fruitful cooperation between DLR and outstanding experts from academic institutions in Germany and several Middle East and North African (MENA) countries.
enerMENA Launching Workshop as major milestone for implementation of teaching materials
Cooperation Agreement between DLR, Germany, and MASEN, Morocco
enerMENA Launching Workshop June 29 to July 1 2011
Strom aus der Wüste: enerMENA fördert Wissenstransfer in die Länder Nordafrikas –
Cooperation Agreement between DLR, Germany, and MEMEE, Morocco
enerMENA Orientation Workshop May 27-28, 2010, Cologne
Individual Covenant between DLR, Germany, and NEAL, Algeria
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Capacity Building Course for CSP Professionals. Tunis, Nov 23-25 2011
CSP and Wind Energy Training Course. Nov 21-25 2011
Program of the Capacity Building Course, Nov-Dec 2010
enerMENA Summer Internship 2013
Preliminary Program Internship
enerMENA Implementation Workshops
enerMENA Implementation Workshop Amman - Nov 2011
enerMENA Implementation Workshop - Oct 2011
R&D Infrastructure Workshop - Almeria Dec 2011
enerMENA Launching Workshop June 2011
Orientation Workshop May 2010
Kick Off Meeting February 2010
Links to enerMENA Partners
NEAL - New Energy Algeria
Cairo University, Egypt
Energy Center at the University of Jordan
National Energy Research Center, Jordan
University of Jordan, Amman
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy
Université Mohammed Premier Oujda, Marocco
Links to associated enerMENA Partner
DUN Desertec University Network
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