As developing countries grow and expand, low-cost, clean energy technologies in these countries are vital in increasing quality of life and to improve public health. Over 1 billion people suffer from adverse health effects from burning resource-intense energy sources for lighting and cooking. The UC Davis Program for International Energy Technologies addresses energy security, environmental degradation, and public health concerns through sustainable engineering efforts.
D-Lab offers a three courses bringing students from different academic backgrounds together to work towards a solution in four different areas:
- Off-grid lighting and micro-power
- Agriculture (pumping, irrigation, post-harvest)
- Renewable energy
- Sustainability and energy efficiency
Students gain a greater understanding of the global challenges that will need to be solved.
Bike-source Cultivator (Zambia)
Emergency Transport (Madgascar)
Robust Gearbox for Underwater Dam-Free Hydrokinetic Turbine (Zambia)