Promoting Renewable Energy in Africa (PREA)
PREA is an international co-operation project between African and European Universities and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
PREA aims to promote the wider use of renewable energy technologies in the urban environment of Africa, in support of poverty reduction, improved living conditions and sustainable development. The focus will be on environmental architecture, also for poor communities, with consideration of effective policy, regulation and standard options that will support this.
Within the project a series of workshops on the theme 'Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building in Africa' took place in October 2006 and 2007 in South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. To learn more about these workshops, please visit Workshops 2006
or Workshops 2007
Moreover a Masters Degree Course
in 'Integration of Renewable Energy in Buildings' (IREB), made to suit local climatic, economic and cultural conditions and allowing for exchange and further training opportunities will be introduced by the local partner universities.
The PREA Project partners in Africa
The PREA Project partners in Europe are:
The project is supported by the European Commission.