RAISING AWARENESS ON POTENTIAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
This service focuses on active citizenship in tandem with SE4All and our mission of “helping communities generate sustainable energy solutions to meet their energy needs”. CEM aims at potentially developing grassroots advocacy on community led energy projects and their corresponding right to decide what best suits them. At the centre of this service is building capacity of communities and their extension workers to effectively utilize the CEM Tool Kit in planning, implementation, and monitoring community energy projects. We will also seek to build networks between communities and service providers e.g. installers, suppliers, consumer rights groups etc to ensure that only appropriate technologies are promoted. We will also introduce use of ICT on top of the current use of Newsletters for documentation and sharing information (success stories and approaches) as well as enhancing transparency and accountability.
CAPACITY BUILDING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
CEM Members of staff are available to support a member organisation or communities in preparation, planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community renewable energy projects. We have expertise in Solar PV for Portable Water Pumping, Solar PV for lighting, Biogas, Small Wind Turbines, Solar and Hydro Mini Grids and Solar PV for Productive Uses We also have well researched literature for references on practicality of renewable energy technologies (see Library). We still maintain links with University of Strathclyde, Community Energy Scotland, IODPARC and Wind Empowerment as a repository of expertise which can be offered to organisations through