Energy Storage For Off-Grid Applications In Developing Countries (Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2018)

Norbert Hoffmann, Board Member
Bintumani D-SL e.V.
Dr Jacob Ladipoh, Board Member


Europe 2018 Presentation - Bintumani D-SL e.V.*
Europe 2018 Audio Presentation - Bintumani D-SL e.V.*
Europe 2018 Video Presentation - Bintumani D-SL e.V.*

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Presentation Summary

A small village in Sierra Leone was equipped with small solar systems in 2017. In the collaboration between Bintumani D-SL in Berlin and the barefoot women solar engineers in Konta Line (SL), around 650 people have solar light in their homes. The infirmary also has a refrigerator for cooling the medication. Installation of a monitoring system "Karana" by soldesign for the maintenance and sustainable use of SHS. Establishment of a training centre for renewable energy.

Speaker Biography (Norbert Hoffmann)

Toolmaker, graduate engineer and former director of studies in metal construction technology. He has been committed to the topic of sustainable education for many years. In class with the metal worker trainees and as a communicator in teacher training in Berlin and Brandenburg.
He has been a board member of the non-profit association Bintumani D-SL e.V. for years. Since his retirement, he has devoted himself more and more to the topic of craft training in Sierra Leone. Especially in the field of renewable energies.

Company Profile (Bintumani)

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Bintumani D-Sl is a non-profit association based in Berlin. The aim is to promote relations between projects, institutions and individuals in Sierra Leone and Germany.
The focal points of our work are:
Health through the use of children's surgeons and support for medical wards, help for a youth movement in waste management in Freetown, training in metal, wood and in the future in the field of (renewable) energy. Establishment and implementation of an information and training centre for renewable energies.
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