Rural Electrifiction Lunch Seminar: Energy Assessment and HOMER Training

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 3:00am - 4:00am

The Rural Electrification Idea Lab meeting tomorrow at lunch is postponed to a date yet unknown! There will be no RAEL meeting tomorrow, Wednesday Nov 4th!!!

Originally scheduled:

Rural Electrifiction Lunch Seminar: Energy Assessment and HOMER Training

Wednesday, Noon-1:00 p.m., November 4.
323 Barrows Hall (ERG Reading Room)

University of California, Berkeley

This is part of the Rural Energy Idea Lab which meets every first Wednesday in a month

In the first RAEL meeting a training for the computer program HOMER will be offered next to a general introduction about energy assessment. More information will follow.

About Berkeley Rural Electrification Idea Lab:

One of the primary goals of the rural electrification project is to work with developing country NGOs, governments, and entrepreneurs to design the technical and management systems needed to facilitate village electrification. The design, testing, and local integration of small-scale, locally built renewable energy systems will be central to this effort. Sustainable local energy services have been demonstrated to play a major role in bringing basic health and educational services to rural, peri-urban, and under-served urban communities, and to play a dominant role in poverty reduction through expanded economic opportunities for the poor. This project has the potential to provide drastically needed technical design and testing services along with implementation support that will improve the potential for locally driven rural electrification in developing countries.

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