RAEng Energy & International Development workshop

I recently helped with delivering a practical workshop on solar photovoltaics as part of a day-long event relating to Energy and International Development. This course was organised by Engineers Without Borders UK and funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). The course participants were undergraduate engineers who had received the RAEng Leadership Award.

Course content was proveded by Milan Delor (on energy access), Jon Leary (on small wind turbine sustainability) and myself (stand-alone power supply systems and PV practical session). Jon and Milan also ran a role play workshop to try to highlight social issues of development projects.

The sessions I ran were very similar to the EWB-Edinburgh event last week. It was a great day with interesting talks from Milan and Jon and lots of discussion from the participants throughout the day.

I developed the practical session, materials required and lecture content two years ago when I first ran this session. I am pleased to say that the practical workshop worked quite well, with some tweaks from the previous sessions. The equipment is available for use by EWB-UK student groups, if they would like to run their own sessions.

The presentation I made is available here for download. The PV workshop helpsheet is available here. Milan Dilor’s presentation is available here.

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