Energy for development
There is a clear coherense between energy use and the standard of living in countries around the world. With the use of energy, it is possible to be tranportet more efficiently, use less work force on different operations, and use less time for making food. An increase in the energy use could possibly increase the standard of living for a lot of people, but at the same time cause environmental problems.
The Centre for Renewable Energy (SFFE) has a unique opportunity to contribute to the transfer of environmentally friendly technoloies to developing countries, by the use of existing competence within renewable energy. This can be achieved by cooporating with institutions in development countries, for mutual benefit.
Capability Statement; Energy for Development
NUFU solar project, NTNU
Master Programme in Renewable Energy Systems at Makerere University and University of Dar es Salaam (funded by NOMA)
Programme for Development Cooperation, NTNU.
Links to more information regarding energy and development (in norwegian).