Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Center

Windhoek, Namibia

Abstract

Tsumkwe, the largest off‐grid settlement in Namibia, currently operates on a medium voltage, diesel‐powered mini‐grid, which is costly and inefficient. The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is implementing a solar diesel hybrid to bring more stable electricity to the people of Tsumkwe. The goal of the Tsumkwe Energy Skills Assessment was to determine what skills people in Tsumkwe have and what businesses are wanted in order to facilitate local economic growth once better electricity is available.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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