energyDRIVE is an education and awareness initiative that aims to promote renewable power technologies and create awareness among learners. It features a custom-built mobile edu-unit that showcases various technologies related to energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as wind energy components, solar PV rooftops, battery storage, biogas digesters, and solar water heater systems. The initiative is designed to be interactive, engaging, and educational, with the intention of attracting maximum participation from learners.
Since its establishment in 2017, energyDRIVE has achieved significant success, reaching over 5000 learners across the Northern, Western, and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa. The initiative has been able to provide valuable education and insights into the impact of renewable power technologies in our rapidly changing world.
With the support of partners and sponsors, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has taken the initiative to establish an energyDRIVE route in the Mpumalanga Province. The primary objective of this expansion is to reach students in Grades 9 to 12 across schools in Mpumalanga. By focusing on these schools, energyDRIVE aims to educate students about the importance and benefits of embracing renewable energy sources. The initiative seeks to create social acceptance and awareness among students, emphasizing the role of renewable energy in addressing environmental concerns and sustainable development.
Through its engaging and informative approach, energyDRIVE contributes to building a knowledge base among students and fostering a positive attitude towards renewable energy. By targeting learners at a crucial stage in their education, the initiative aims to inspire and empower the next generation to embrace renewable power technologies and become future leaders in the field.
Overall, energyDRIVE plays a vital role in promoting renewable energy awareness and education, reaching out to students across various regions and instilling a sense of responsibility towards a sustainable and clean energy future.
Since its establishment in 2017, energyDRIVE has achieved significant success, reaching over 5000 learners across the Northern, Western, and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa.
With the support of our partners and sponsors, SAWEA has embarked on establishing an energyDRIVE Mpumalanga.
Given our common interest in supporting the Just Energy Transition and particular focus on the Mpumalanga province, the energyDRIVE Mpumalanga route which aims to reach out to Grades 9 – 12 students across 10 schools in the Nkangala district and teach them about the impact renewable power technologies is having in a rapidly changing world, by focusing on creating a social acceptance to embrace renewable energy.