Perserverance and consistency always pay at the end. Fighting poverty starts with availing access to energy by the poor so that they can produce wealth.
Dr. Vincent Kitio, Founder, African Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
We, a team of students at Purdue University, aim to catalyze a widespread adoption of appropriate, small-scale renewable energy technologies in developing nations by overcoming the issues regarding financial resilience through a method of community economic development (CED): a capacity-building economic theory reliant on "radical localism, and attempts to link marginalized communities more effectively to the mainstream economy" (Haughton, 1999).
With support from various funding agencies, sponsors, and donors, we will continue to develop a robust power control system that can be reproduced locally in a village setting, then upscale our results in four new locations in various economically developing regions around the world to study hybrid micro-hydropower application in a variety of economic environments.