DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices
Advances in solar+batteries and human-powered generators are making it practical for hundreds of tools and appliances to operate without traditional electric grids. In the developing world, there are already millions of these stand-alone energy systems and projections call for over 200 million more remote mini- or micro-grids to serve as many as a billion people. Plus, in the parts of the world that already have access to electric grids, there are still many needs for portability and high-reliability and resilience that can be met by off-grid products and services. This project focuses on additional developments of appropriate technologies for meeting these needs.
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The Problem this Project Addresses
An estimated 1.2 billion people still lack access to even the most basic energy services, so there are dozens of efforts around the world to bring safe and reliable systems powered by solar plus batteries, human power, and other renewable energy sources at very small scales. Plus, in those parts of the world where there already is widespread access to traditional electricity grids, there are still unmet needs for portability and high-reliability and resilience, that can be cost-effectively met using the same kinds of small energy systems. Standardizing designs while meeting strict quality assurance requirements is one way to help these markets grow rapidly.
Region or Country Benefited by this Project
Any and all regions and countries could benefit.
Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work?
Virtual work, or work in any location.
The Person or Team at Your Organization Heading this Project
Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher National Regulatory Research Institute Affiliation is presented for information purposes only. This project is separate from my work for NRRI.
Academic Field, Expertise, Academic Level, and/or Experience Desired
Assistance is welcomed from any field, expertise, academic level, and/or experience.
January 2019 or thereafter.
40 hour minimum commitment.
Commitment Hours per Week
No specific minimum.
Language Skills Required
Good english language skills required, and any additional language fluency will be helpful.
These are volunteer positions, immediately, with the potential for compensation once grant or project funds are identified and received.
How to Apply
Contact Mr. Stanton with statements of interest, at stantontom1 [at] gmail [d0t] com.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.