Welcome to the UC Davis D-Lab

The UC Daivs Program for International Energy Technologies (PIET) has developed D-Lab to engage students in finding solutions to energy issues in developing countries. D-Lab focuses on innovative technologies and business models that can allow people at the “bottom of the pyramid” to save or earn more money. Multidisciplinary faculty and student teams work with community partners to understand specific technical, social, environmental, and economic issues.

The PIET Mission:

Our mission is to accelerate the development and commercialization of low-cost, clean and efficient energy technologies in the markets of developing countries. Interdisciplinary student teams work with mentors and partners around the world.