Developer and pioneer of solar-biogas hybrid power technology AORA Solar continues expanding its development work in Africa. The Renewable energy company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two Ethiopian universities, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU).
The whole MOU was signed with inclusion of America’s Arizona State University LightWorks, together with the two Ethiopian universities; Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU). AORA Solar’s attempts and focus through the Memorandum of Understanding is directed at promotion of academic cooperation of renewable energy technologies in Ethiopia.
President of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Dr Nurelegne Tefera, said: “As a leading technology institute in Ethiopia, AASTU is focused on advancing innovative research and technology transfer to foster social and economic development of the country.”
We are pleased to join this important initiative and play a central role in advancing renewable technologies.
According to Zev Rosenzweig, CEO of AORA: “When it comes to developing renewable energy technology for Africa, collaboration is the key to innovation.”
“Collaboration will include joint activities for research park development, in addition to the development and strengthening of renewable energy curricula for solar electric, solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, and sustainable fuel technologies. The cooperation also aims to lay the groundwork for the installation of AORA’s solar-biogas hybrid power technology at both Ethiopian institutions.” Rosenzweig added.
According to the World Bank statistics, about 26.56 was recorded as the percentage (%) of the population that has access to electricity. AORA Solar’s engagement into Developing Academics in the Renewable sector could just be the key to growing the percentage of Ethiopians who will have access to electricity.
Gary Dirks director of LightWorks and director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU commented: “This collaboration has great potential to enhance the lives of Ethiopians and to expand the horizons and expertise of ASU, AASTU, and ASTU students and faculty.”
The company’s revolutionary solar power generation solution is the most advanced modular solar-hybrid system in the world, allowing uninterrupted, green power 24 hours-a-day to both grid-based and off-grid locations.