The project "SESA – Smart Energy Solutions for Africa" aims to accelerate the green transformation and energy cooperation with Africa. Within the framework of the project funded by the European Union (EU), 30 international partners with different orientations, including local authorities, companies, research, technology and financial experts, are working together on innovative technologies and business models. The aim is to develop energy sources that are easily replicable and create local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion. This cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach aims to help mitigate climate change while providing access to sustainable and affordable energy. In doing so, the scientists are taking up the promising conditions on the African continent.
The researchers are developing innovative sustainable energy solutions, such as the development of off-grid microgrids, energy storage, energy efficiency and sector coupling. In order to achieve a high degree of replicability of innovative energy access technologies and business models, the project participants test the jointly developed demonstration measures in the Living Lab in Kenya before they are validated in Living Labs of selected African countries such as Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, and Morocco.
The overall objective of the project is to: Provide innovative energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion.
This will be achieved by delivering on a number of specific objectives that form the basis of the SESA project:
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal under grant agreement No 101037141.