Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold

Faculty Advisor

Nikitina, Svetlana

Center

Windhoek, Namibia

Abstract

A large proportion of Namibia does not have access to grid electricity and will not be electrified for many years. In an effort to provide energy to these areas, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia has implemented ten "energy shops" in un-electrified areas to provide basic energy services such as cell phone charging and haircutting. The goal of our project is to assess the performance of this DRFN pilot program by evaluating economic success, technical capacity, social implications, and customer satisfaction.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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