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International renewable energy projects at InES

October 2022

We look back with grati-tude on months of personal exchange with our international partners!

I am very pleased to finally share reports on numerous project meetings in Germany and in our partner countries in the second edition of the InES International Newsletter. Partnerships at eye level flourish from personal contact, so the last few years of abstinence and keeping distance have been very distressing for all of us.

I hope you enjoy reading this report and thank you for your interest, cooperation and support for our Institute in promoting sustainable energy solutions.

Yours sincerely,

Prof Wilfried Zörner PhD

Head of Institute of new Energy Systems

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt


International activities in Germany

InES Team at the booth

Project-preparatory workshops in Ingolstadt and Maputo

Solar-based PV mini-grids: Through workshops, energy experts from Mozambique, Lesotho and Germany strive to develop new project ideas within a newly initiated international collaboration. The new project shall contribute to solving the challenges of rural electrification in Lesotho and Mozambique.

More on our workshops

THI-InES welcomed delegation for a one-day training

This summer, THI-InES had the pleasure to welcome a delegation of renewable energy experts from Université Alioune Diop and Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor in Senegal for a one-day training at our university in Ingolstadt.

More on the visit


ÖkoFlussPlan: Hands-on workshop on the installation of solar thermal collectors and storage tank

Scientists from THI-InES are responsible to equip the community building in Kyrgyzstan called “Real Lab” with a solar thermal system. A hands-on workshop at the project partner Citrin Solar in Moosburg was performed to get familiar with the installation procedures.

More on the workshop

First REMO project meeting in person after two years

Team members from Tunisia (ENSTAB), Morocco (AUI) and Germany (THI-InES) met in Ingolstadt to discuss about the mobility transition with the help of RE in the respective Northern African countries.

More on the project meeting


Activities with partners in Africa


PROCEED: Field trip in Namibia successfully completed

After more than two years, the PROCEED team was finally able to meet in person in Namibia! From April 2nd to 15th, representatives from THI-InES, University of Bayreuth, Hochschule Neu-Ulm and IBC SOLAR AG were able to visit partners in Windhoek and travel to Tsumkwe and Gam – two of the project’s selected case study communities.

More on the field trip in Namibia

SEED: One step further on the way to innovative concept development for informal settlements

The first on-site SEED project meeting took place from May 16th until 20th in Maputo, Mozambique. The focus of the week was the exchange with local stakeholders, including the national electricity provider Electricidade de Moçambique and representatives from the Maputo city administration as well as the national agency Fundo de Energia, which focuses particularly on the electrification of the rural population.

More on the SEED results

PROCEED weather station

Project approval received: AMBER is expected to start in October

THI-InES starts another project with the Moroccon universities Al Akhawayn University and École Nationale d'Agriculture to Accelerate Morocco's Biogas Sector (short: AMBER) by developing study contents and building up a biogas related network between Germany and Morocco.

AMBER will be supported by DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and will run until the end of 2025.

Stay tuned for more information!

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