Webinar: Exploring the potential of 2nd life batteries in the Africa countries

This webinar, a pivotal segment of the fifth module of the SESA capacity building program, provides valuable insights into the realm of second-life batteries.

Discover the SESA platform for capacity building:

Promoting knowledge on smart energy solutions

What is SESA?


Smart Energy Solutions for Africa (SESA) is a collaborative project between the European Union and nine African countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania ) that aims at providing energy access technologies and business models that are easily replicable and generate local opportunities for economic development and social cohesion in Africa.

Through several local living labs, it is expected to facilitate the co-development of scalable and replicable energy access innovations, to be tested, validated, and later replicated throughout the African continent.

These solutions will include decentralised renewables (solar photovoltaics), innovative energy storage systems including the use of second-life electric vehicle batteries, waste-to-energy systems, smart micro grids, climate-proofing, resilience and adaptation, and rural internet access.

Running from October 2021 until September 2025, SESA is the result of a strong partnership between leading European and African universities, research centres, industry actors, local governments, knowledge and implementation organisations and networks. These will be strengthened via peer-to-peer exchange, policy dialogues, regional and international events among others.


Use Cases

African countries

SESA Demonstration, Validation and Replication Sites

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SESA Project Regional Event in Ghana

SESA Project Regional Event in Ghana

The regional event is being hosted by Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED, Kumasi), which is a Consortium member of the SESA project. The event is also supported by SESA Consortium members: ICLEI Africa, ICLEI Europe, Technical University Berlin (TUB), Smart Innovation Norway, and Urban Electric Mobility Initiative. A brief overview of the agenda is shown below.

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