Catch the Most Comprehensive Conversations on Off-Grid Power
Over a billion people mostly spread in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are still waiting for electricity according to recent World Bank estimates. Naturally, this creates a vicious cycle impacting ensuing development indicators like poverty alleviation, food security, health and education. Globally development agencies are warming up to the emergent implications of simple and low tech off-grid solutions for achieving universal energy access. Off-grid solutions are easy to procure and cost effective in providing last-mile access to people’s homes, local businesses and public facilities. They can be powered by a variety of sources, including solar panels, wind and hydro turbines, and generators supplied by biomass or fossil fuels.
Our network member Engineering for Change (E4C), a New York-based knowledge organization has made concentrated efforts to engage and equip global communities of engineers and entrepreneurs on off-grid solutions by providing resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions. E4C has partnered with Dr. Henry Louie, Co-Founder of Kilowatts For Humanity, to bring to their community a unique and all-inclusive webinar series that address some of the most pressing issues on energy in developing regions. The Off-Grid Energy Webinar Series will help participants:
The series kick-started on 3, October 2018 and will continue till 6, March 2019. This covers a range of issues like the need for improved electricity access in rural communities, the fundamental principles of off-grid system components such as batteries, solar arrays, hydro and wind turbines, and biomass systems and how they can be combined to provide reliable electricity. Participants can also learn how off-grid systems are designed.
To register for the webinar visit: Generating Off-Grid Power and learn:
- The basic operating principles of solar panels, wind and hydro turbines, and fossil fuel- and biomass-powered generators
- Application and implementation considerations of off-grid power sources
- The relative advantages and disadvantages of using different off-grid power sources