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!
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.