Eco-Educational Platform of the Solar Equipment Development Unit


       Today, renewable energies are the most important part of Algeria's energy and economic policies; their development is placed by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as a national priority.

       Recognizing that the economic transition to a low-carbon and resource-based model is not a purely technical but rather socio-technical transition, it is important to invest in the future human resource by instilling in them the fundamentals of sustainable development, preservation of resources, environmental protection and eco-citizenship. On the basis of this principle, the Solar Equipment Development Unit (UDES) affiliated to the Renewable Energies Development Center (CDER) has created an eco-educational space for young people and pupils.

       This space is also intended to be an ideal place to popularize the uses of renewable energies and its contribution to energy saving and the environment preservation by exploiting natural resources such as sun and wind.

       Realized from the recovered materials and operating 100% with solar energy, one finds in this space some prototypes of popularization operating by solar energy.

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting,
  • Solar cooling
  • Solar pumping system
  • Sanitary water heating
  • Solar shelter that can also produce electricity (phone charging and other applications running by direct current),
  • Waste water treatment by solar energy
  • A didactic bench showing a complete system working with solar energy
  • Concentration system using Fresnel mirrors
  • Other systems will be installed through which all the renewable energies sources will be highlighted (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydraulic, etc.).

       In order to make children aware of the importance of water and how to use it optimally, a complete drip irrigation system is installed upstream of the water pumping system. This irrigation system is installed in a garden near the solar house.

       Posters and films screenings about renewable energies complete this educational space.
       The objectives of this eco-educational platform:

  • First objective : to make children aware of environmental problems and especially all those related to energy
  • Second objective: to stimulate discussion and the desire to seek additional information
  • Third objective: to bring about behavioral changes in the minds of the youngest, so that they, in turn, can sensitize the family to new consumer reflexes, taking into account this ecological issue that can have repercussions on human health and the environment.


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