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The Test & Training Centre for Renewable Energy Technologies (TCRET) was established in 2003, as a project with funding from UNDP through the Barrier Removal to Renewable Energy in Malawi (BARREM) Project.

The main objectives of the TCRET are:
(i) To provide training in Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) at certificate level in order to build sufficient human capacity ably to plan, design, install and maintain renewable energy technologies in Malawi;
(ii) To provide certificate level training to policy makers to enable informed decision-making in issues of RETs;
(iii) To provide quality assurance testing services to both the public and private sector of all renewable energy technologies before installation in Malawi;
(iv) To provide consultancy services to both local and international organizations in RETs to enable them achieve the intended purpose for investing in these technologies; and
(v) To coordinate research activities in renewable energy with local RET industries, and regional and international RET institutions in order to promote generation of energy from renewable resources.

To download a brochure of short course offerred by TCRET, click here