Dear All,We are launching a solar electrification activity based on the installation of solar kits. Each kit includes a 12V sealed lead acid battery of 24Ah.As we will have to replace the batteries…Continue
"Yes, the PhD student is hired and in fact has been working with a solar company in Kenya/Uganda so we think he'll be a great fit. We'll probably introduce him on here soon.
Good luck with your work and just get in touch if we can be…"
"Thanks Kat! Is the PhD already hired? That's excellent news. To answer your question, we are studying all growing French-speaking countries in Africa, currently focusing on operations in Cameroon (which is indeed in Central Africa). Cheers!"
Regarding the web-site, I'm sorry you've experienced this problem. I'm sure it is a temporary one. I'll check with the group administrator and I'll let you know.
Regarding the battery technology, using…"
Thank you for your email and interest. It is a complex situation.For example the project must close by end of the month of August,so there might not be enough time left to engage.
However, feel free to send me an email…"
No problem, I'm happy it was helpful. Just of interest, SolarAid and the University of Edinburgh have a three year PhD project focused on recycling, repair and waste to identify solutions and recommendations for the sector.…"
"Thanks Vincenzo, you are right we are going to install PAYG-enabled solar kits in West Africa. You insight is fantastic: in terms of technology it looks like lead-acid is the only one mature enough to be embedded in a responsible waste management…"
"Thank you Martin, very interesting indeed. I see you are part of GVEP, could you let us know who is in charge of this project at GVEP by any chance? I would be very happy to help shape these (b) and (c) models you mentionned. Please keep me posted!"
"Thank you Kat for the introduction with Vincenzo: very helpful indeed!
I am looking forward to reading your suggestions for West-African countries, and would be very glad to help you in any way I can. Please keep me posted!"
My understanding is that your company will sell and install DC solar kits with Lead-Acid battery in West Africa. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
In terms of (solar) waste management, there are different aspects (e.g.…"
Battery recycling and/or disposal is an area which no one seems to have best practices for and is a new ground.
I am currently involved in a project whose one key objective is to come up with models on (a) battery take-back mechanism…"
SolarAid/SunnyMoney are working on recycling processes at the moment - very early days and trying to assess what existing practices are in place in different countries and identify solutions so we might be able to offer some…"
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