Welcome to the UC Davis D-Lab

The UC Davis 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.
Our Partners
Recent News
Recent D-Lab Projects

Bike-source Cultivator (Zambia)

Emergency Transport (Madgascar)

Robust Gearbox for Underwater Dam-Free Hydrokinetic Turbine (Zambia)

Recent Zero Net Energy Projects

Charging Into The Future: A UC Davis Bus Fleet Transportation Roadmap

Energy Modeling of the 2015 UC Davis Solar Decathlon Home

Thermoelectric Heat Recovery: An On-Campus Case Study

D-Lab In Action

Cool Room Project

Mobile Irrigation System

Biogas Digester Generator Test

Wind Belt

D-Lab Projects Around the World
Go to your country / city or specific location and learn more about projects that students have worked near to you, Contact us if you want to work together and learn more about us at: pbalbontin@ucdavis.edu

Are you an IDIN Project?

  1. Zoom in and go to the city, region or community where your project is located (the more specific the better).
  2. Create a new Pin: Click on the plus icon (top right corner on the map) and tell us more about your project!