DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices
DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices
DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only
  • DC and Human Powered "Energy Ladder" Devices

    Thomas Stanton



    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.

    Please read more below . . .

    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.

    Start Date

    January 2019 or thereafter.

    Commitment Duration

    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.

    Compensation

    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.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only
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