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Since SUNfarming GbmH signed an MoU with the University of Nairobi, there has been progress to implement the objectives outlined in the document. To aid in the achievement of these objectives, the Principal CBPS, Prof. Bernard Aduda has offered an office in campus for the company to facilitate its activities. The SUNfarming office is in the examinations center building, ground floor room G02. Gys Niesing visited the office with Dr. Simiyu, Duncan Otieno from electrowatts and Mr. Karibe while he was in the country to hold further talks with the local team as they prepared for the training in South Africa.

 



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SUNfarming GmbH Germany and North West University Potcheftroom South Africa (NWU) have jointly organized a two week training on food and energy project at Potchefstroom. The ongoing training started on 25th of April 2016 and is scheduled to end on 7th May, 2016. Dr. Justus Simiyu and David Karibe from the department of physics, University of Nairobi are currently attending the training as master trainers. This is one of the activities that are lined up for implementation as outlined in the recently singed MOU between the university of nairobi and SUNfarming GmbH.



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Germany visit sunfarmingSunfarming GmbH is a subsidiary of Alensys Group, Germany, an alternative energy systems group that deals in among other activities; pv plants construction and generation, biomethane gas plants construction and production and also project planning.

Sunfarming GmbH specializes in pv plant design, construction and generation and has total installed capacity of over 300MWp in Germany, Netherlands, UK, Poland and South Africa. The company is currently expanding its presence in Turkey, Romania and in Africa Namibia, Botwana, Ghana and Kenya.



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Students will be trained in photo-voltaic systems as well as receive scholarship opportunities, while staff are set to benefit from technology transfer. This was revealed when University of Nairobi signed a memorandum of understanding with Sun Farming.



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North West University of Potchefstroom
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Dr. Okeng'o presenting at the seminar

Dr. Okeng'o from the department of Physics gave a seminar on the recent discovery of gravitaional waves emanating from two blackholes cycling each other and finally merging to form an even larger one. He talked about the implications of this revolutionary discovery to both science and humanity, as well briefly highlighting some of the key mathematical equations.



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North West University of Potchefstroom
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