November 08 - 09 2018, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Development of photovoltaic solar energy in Africa by the year 2030

HOTEL AZALAI, ABIDJAN

Program of Strategic Support to the Scientific Research

Development of photovoltaic solar energy in Africa by the year 2030

BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION

The rapid increase of the world population and the industrial development of the countries cause an increase of the energy needs. On a global scale, current energy production is essentially based on exhaustible resources called "non-renewable" such as oil, natural gas, coal or uranium.

These fossil fuels produce greenhouse gases, responsible for global warming, and the storage of nuclear waste poses a problem, which is attracting interest in renewable energy sources that come directly or indirectly from the sun. These renewable energy sources are of several types, mainly: hydroelectric power, marine energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass energy and solar energy (photovoltaic, photothermal energy). , thermodynamics).

However, in Africa, despite the high level of solar irradiance, photovoltaic power generation is poorly developed and many rural areas do not have access to electricity, hence the theme chosen for this symposium: "DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR IN AFRICA IN THE 2030 HOUR". It is in this context that the PASRES (Program of Strategic Support to the Scientific Research of Ivory Coast) organizes said symposium on 08 and 09 November 2018 in Abidjan. This symposium will bring together researchers and specialists from several countries in Africa and Europe.

# Main Objective

This symposium aims to provide an international framework to facilitate discussion, exchange of knowledge on research results, current and future challenges regarding the development of solar PV and their applications in Africa.

SUBORDINATED SUBJECTS

Different sectors of photovoltaic conversion systems , off-grid and rural Solar energy storage problem

Solar electrification network

off-grid and rural Solar energy storage problem

Market, extension and quality of service in the photovoltaic sector

Collaboration, partnership and funding of research

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Specifically, it is:

Provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences between the scientific community, researchers, private local and international institutions;

Facilitate the development of links between the scientific community and policy makers so that they can adequately meet the needs of the population in terms of solar photovoltaic energy;

Facilitate the transfer of technologies to Africa;

Identify obstacles to the development of the photovoltaic industry.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Researchers

Engineers and Technicians

Industrials

Political decision-makers

PhD Students and Post docs

Civil society

All other actors operating in the field of solar energy.

Planning

The symposium will be held from Thursday 08 to Friday 09 November 2018 to
AZALAI Hotel in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

08h30-09h00

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION ...

09h00-09h30

ALLOCUTIONS

  • President of the Organizing Committee
  • Executive Secretary of PASRES
  • Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
09h30-10h15

Conference opening and discussions

Prof. AKA Boko, Directeur de l’Institut de Recherche sur les Energies Nouvelles (IREN)

10h15-10h45

Group photo + Health break

10h45-11h45

Session 1 : Different sectors of photovoltaic conversion systems

  • Moderator : Dr SYLLA Adama, UFHB, Abidjan
  • Speaker 1 : Dr AROUNA Darga, Paris Sorbonne-University (France )
  • Speaker 2 : Prof Thomas HEISER, Responsable de l'équipe Matériaux pour Composants Electroniques et Photovoltaïques, Université de Strasbourg (France)
11h45-12h45

DISCUSSIONS

12h45-14h00

Lunch

14h00-15h00

SESSION 2 : Problems related to storage of solar energy

  • Moderator : Prof YAO Nguessan Alfred, ENS, Abidjan
  • Speaker 1 : Prof AKA Boko, Directeur de l’IREN,
  • Speaker 2 : Prof BERNABE Mari Soucase, Director of the Laboratory "Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics", Polytechnic University of Valencia, UPV (Spain).
15h00-15h45

DISCUSSIONS

15h45-16h00

Coffee break

08h30-08h45

ARRIVAL ...

08h45-09h45

Session 3 : Market and quality of service in photovoltaic sector

  • Moderator : Dr COULIBALY Mariame, ENS Abidjan
  • Speaker 1 : Prof OUATTARA Lassiné, UFHB Abidjan
  • Speaker 2 : Prof BA Bassirou, Director of the Graduate School Cheik Anta Diop Dakar (Senegal).
09h45-10h30

DISCUSSIONS

10h30-10h45

Health Break

10h45-11h45

Session 4 : Investment in (and industrialization of the photovoltaic sector in Africa

  • Moderator : TOURE Minayégnan, Secrétaire General à SMART Energy (CIE), Abidjan
  • Speaker 1 : Prof HARTITI Bouchaïb, Mohammedia Hassan II University (Morocco)
  • Speaker 2 : M. BORAUD Edi, President of the Ivorian Association of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (AIENR) Abidjan
11h45-12h30

DISCUSSIONS

12h30-14h00

DEJEUNER

14h00-15h00

Session 5 : Collaboration, Partnership and Research Funding

  • Moderator : Dr Kouadio Alain Serge, Director of the Green Economy
  • Speaker 1 : Prof Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, Coordinator ANSOLE
  • Speaker 2 : Prof BARHDADI Abdelfattah, Director of the Department of Physics, ENS Rabat (Morocco)
  • Speaker 3 : Puleng TSHITLHO, Professional Officer Strategy, Planning and Partnerships (SPP)
  • Speaker 4 : Georg BECHTOLD, Scientific division DFG
15h00-16h00

Recap - General discussions

16h00-16h30

Closing Ceremony

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