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First Advisor

Geoffrey Pfeifer

Second Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Date

2014

Abstract

We Care Solar, a non-governmental organization, attempted to solve the issue of maternal mortality due to improper lighting in Sub-Saharan Africa with their solar suitcase. We analyzed the suitcase and found major complications with the battery, solar panels, and user manual. Our project seeks to resolve these complications. We propose to replace the lead-acid battery with a lithium-ion battery, implement more cost-effective solar panels which have non-stick coatings, and translate the manual for easier use by the local population.

Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2014)

Keywords

Power the World

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

The Power of Life


Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2014)

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