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International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE)

Samer Chaaraoui (DE)

Samer Chaaraoui

Former research associate and PhD student at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences


International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE)


Sankt Augustin


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin

Research Projects

EnerSHelf – Energy supply for health care facilities in Ghana

"Dumsor" is the Ghanaian word for the frequent blackouts that happen on the country's electricity grid. Like many developing and emerging countries, Ghana suffers from frequent power cuts. On top of this, there is also the instability of the power grid. Both have a major impact on the health care services. Although electricity from photovoltaic systems could provide a solution, the photovoltaic (PV) market in Ghana remains relatively underdeveloped. This is where the EnerSHelf joint project steped in. Through dedicated research, research-practice collaboration in interdisciplinary teams, and on-the-ground implementation, the project paved the way for improved energy access and resilience within the healthcare sector, ultimately contributing to the well-being and prosperity of the Ghanaian population.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Stefanie Meilinger Prof. Dr Katja Bender