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.
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