Organized by the U.S. Embassy, a group of Malawian government and business representatives attended the Solar Power International trade show September 10-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada to identify opportunities to expand the use of solar power in Malawi. The delegation identified products and new technologies that could be useful in addressing the needs of Malawians, including lithium batteries that can store solar power overnight, a solar thermal heating system that produces hot water, weather and solar capacity monitoring stations, and saw examples of a house powered completely by solar.
Accompanied by the Chairman of the Board and the Director of Electricity and Renewable Energy of the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority, seven private sector companies from Malawi participated along with 700 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees in the largest solar and storage event in North America. The delegation from Malawi joined international delegations from over 60 countries as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’sInternational Buyer Program.
More information about the Malawi delegation can be found here (PDF 1 MB).