Mobile Solar Power Delivery System for Rural Applications
The paper describes the design and implementation of a mobile Solar Power Delivery System for use in rural areas. The work is undertaken jointly by the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC, USA, (UDC) and Bahir Dar University (BDU) in Ethiopia. This UDC-BDU partnership was initially supported by a Seed Grant from the US Embassy in Ethiopia. The design introduces novel features providing versatility and mobility and has beneficial applications to the rural populations whose need in potable water and water for small scale irrigation is very acute. The design is performed with the help of graduate and undergraduate students at BDU and has contributed to the infusion renewable energy in the engineering curriculum.
stand-alone PV systems; water-pumping
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