Faculty Advisor

Addison, W A

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.

Project Center

Windhoek, Namibia


Namibia has few power plants to produce electricity of its own and imports 50% of its electricity from South Africa. For this reason, Namibia will need to begin researching and developing other methods of energy generation. Renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) are alternatives that could alleviate Namibia's energy problem. Unfortunately members of both rural and urban communities have very little knowledge about RE and EE and therefore are unable to employ any of these technologies or techniques to conserve energy. In an effort to disseminate information on these topics and find new energy efficient materials, four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in conjunction with Habitat Research and Development Centre designed a demonstration trailer, which will be used to travel to settlements, schools, villages and farms spreading RE and EE concepts and products. This proposal provides background information and methodology for creating the trailer as well information on RE and EE technologies and materials.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry