Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


Obtaining an affordable and sustainable electricity source is a growing difficulty for rural Thai communities. This project assesses the impact of new energy technology, such as Solar Powered Water System, on rural Thai communities and provides recommendations to the Population and Community Development Association for improving energy generation. By interviewing and surveying villagers we were able to understand the social and economic factors that influenced how rural communities fulfilled their energy needs. These findings allowed us to take into consideration the socio-economic aspects of these communities and these considerations were used to inform our recommendations for energy system improvement.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs