Renewable Energy Innovation

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Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK) is a student run organisation trying to connect engineers with the field of international development. They do this through placements, training and outreach programs.

EWB Edinburgh branch (they also have a web-page here) were running a week long event relating to Energy and International Development, with days on general development issues, solar PV, wind and water and sanitation. I was invited to run a practical session on solar PV, as I have done for the Royal Academy of Engineering and for the Small Is... Festival (run by EWB-UK and Practical Action).

 Here are some photos from the day. There were 14 participants and we even had bright sunshine for the first part of the day!

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We took the off-grid PV systems outside to test them out.

The slides are available here:

The solar PV worksheet is available here:

Thanks to all who attended. I hope you had fun and I've given you a bit of inspiration to get off-grid.

 

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