..... "Many of the projects we are embarking on are aimed at young people... one of the things we are going to test drive is the German system where young people get into colleges and do theoretical work..."
The topic Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) was integrated into a three-year NC(v) programme at seven TVET colleges with 500 students. Teaching and learning materials have been developed and are now being used.
We found a good crew and we were willing to climb on the shacky roof of Mama Diyati in Macassa/ Kkhayelitsha. We wanted to proof that it is possible to install a simmple Solar Water Heater. Fundile, Don and Ryan did it. Here the tell you the story and how show you how to do it
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 07
Finally, after the long and careful preparation, we put the Solar Water Heater Mama Diyati on the roof. Fundile, Don and Ryan explain every step they take. For "explain once too much, sometimes too little," as Fundile always says
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 05
Today our friends Fundile and Don, show us how to set up a scaffold in our little studio and show us what we need to look out for.
Of course, they also show us the important safety first steps, so that we can then set up the scaffold on site safely
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 06
Fundile just can not leave it. "Sure is safe" he always says and explains us once again the use of personal protection equipment on the site. Before he starts, he explains every detail of the Solar Water Heater. Then it's finally time to go to the construction site, here we can really show what we have learned so far
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 01
Today we like to tell you the story of Mama Diyati. Mama Diyati lives in Maccasa, part of Khayelitsha. Every day she has to solve the problem of everyday life. Above all, the cost of electricity makes her headache every day. Together with Ryan she tries to find a solution and understand the fun of a simple Solar Water Heater
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 02
Ryan is a genius. He explains to everyone how a simple Solar Water Heater works. In addition, he can also explain for everyone how the Solar Water Heater must be aligned to the sun to get a maximum energy yield.
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: Part 03
The important things first! SAFETY FIRST! Ryan explains the important and how to us our Personal Pretection Equipment to work on the site. Our friend Fundile, from Eastern Cape comes by and helps us plan the Solar Water Heater for Mama Diyati
Solar Water Heater Installation - Traing Video: #04
Today is Don's day, after a long busy week, he is able to join the team. Together with Fundile he set up the Solar Water Heater and test it for the installation at Mama Diyati's roof. How to use a Solar Water Heater is operating
With the Solar Water Heater (SWH) Installer Skills Programme we are addressing a shortage of artisans in the field of renewable energy technologies. More specifically, with the SWH Installer Skills Programme we directly respond to the demand of the insurance sector, municipalities and the local plumbing industry for adequately skilled plumbing service providers, aiming to avoid poor quality installations ...
Solar Water Heater Installation - Training Video: PART 08
Ryan spent his day on Mama Diyati’s roof, adding finishing touches to the installation of her solar water heating system. While he was up there, he made use of the opportunity and explained to us how solar water heaters function. In the meantime, Don and “Tiger” Fundile connected Mama Diyati’s water supply system to the solar water heater on her roof. Mama Diyati is ecstatic – thanks to Ryan’s advice and the team’s hard work, she now has fresh hot water in her house!