The Energy Center, KNUST and the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) have concluded a 2-day training programme on HOMER Software for hybrid systems energy systems analysis.
The training took place from 13 – 14 August 2014 at the College of Engineering, KNUST.
A total of 36 participants from state energy agencies, private sector, academia and Non-Governmental Organizations participated in the training programme.
The Energy Center (TEC), KNUST, as part of its activities in providing capacity building for professionals in the area of energy, has partnered with Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) to train the next generation of experts in Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and Applications.
The partnership is supported by the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research and seeks to strengthen the Masters Programme in Renewable Energy Technologies (MSc. RET) which is currently jointly run by The Energy Center and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KNUST.
The Chemical Engineering Department of KNUST together with the Water Research Institute of CSIR and in partnership with the Danish Technical University have been awarded a 2 million USD DANIDA north-driven research grant to undertake a research and development program on seaweed biorefinery in Ghana.
They were selected out of 28 participating institutions worldwide. The principal investigator and coordinator for Ghana on the project is Dr. Moses Mensah (a Fellow of The Energy Center).