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First Advisor

Kent Rismiller

Second Advisor

Brian Savilonis

Date

2011

Abstract

This project uses photovoltaic technologies for the applications of water pumping and lighting in the rural villages of Chad, providing people with greater development opportunities. Research reveals that 70% of the population does not have access to electricity, and most people have to travel at least 2.5 miles to get access to a source of drinking water. Since 80% of the people live below the poverty line, external funding would be necessary to make this project feasible. If funding is provided, this project can be a success in providing affordable lighting and clean water; and can be used as a model for other developing nations.

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

Great Problems Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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