A delegation of master students from Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf in Germany recently had the opportunity to visit SimplySolar, one of the country’s leading partners in renewable energy. The students, specializing in farm management and renewable energy, embarked on this educational trip to gain practical insights into the SunGari project, which aims to implement solar-powered devices for Gari making in Togo.
During their visit to SimplySolar’s facilities in Germany, the African master students were introduced to a range of innovative technologies, including reflectors and steam generators, which are integral components of the SunGari devices. These devices are set to be deployed in Togo to enhance Gari production.
Heike and Wolfgang, representatives from SimplySolar, warmly welcomed the students and provided them with a comprehensive introduction to the SunGari project. The students had the opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of the solar-powered devices and their potential impact on the Gari-making process, which is a staple food in many West African countries, including Togo.
The delegation from Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf expressed great interest in the sustainable aspects of the SunGari project. They were impressed by the integration of renewable energy technologies into agricultural practices, recognizing the potential to improve food processing methods while also promoting environmentally friendly farming approaches.
The visit to SimplySolar offered the students a valuable opportunity to witness firsthand how their academic studies could be applied in a real-world setting. By observing the SunGari devices in action and engaging in discussions with the experts at SimplySolar, they gained practical insights into the challenges and benefits of implementing renewable energy solutions in the context of Gari production.
The master students expressed their gratitude to SimplySolar for hosting them and providing such an informative and inspiring visit. The experience not only broadened their knowledge of renewable energy applications but also reinforced the importance of academic pursuits in developing innovative solutions to global challenges.
As the visit concluded, the students returned to their studies at Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, equipped with newfound knowledge and experiences that will undoubtedly shape their future endeavors in farm management and renewable energy. The visit to SimplySolar and the insights gained from the SunGari project served as a reminder of the crucial role education plays in fostering sustainable practices and driving positive change in the field of renewable energy.