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.
We have run a number of solar photovoltaic and off-grid power hands-on workshops for various groups, including EWB-UK. This workshop was for the EWB- Sheffield branch and there were around 20 attendees from a wide range of backgrounds and courses.
This workshop is a practical hands-on workshop covering all aspects of designing a renewable energy based off-grid power supply.
- Why off-grid?
- Resource assessment
- Load assessment
- Batteries and battery bank sizing
- PV technology
- Good wiring and installation methods
- Operation and maintenance
This workshop is good for up to 25 people broken into around 4-5 groups. Each group will build their own solar PV powered off-grid system to power different loads, such as phone charging and lighting.
Date: December, 2016