• cover photo, india wb program 2018

Understand the future of energy for the world. During the fall, we will get an understanding of the basic scientific principles as well as some of the social issues. We will design a solar installation (possibly a wind turbine as well) for a location near Auroville, a short distance from Chennai, on the southeast coast of India. During winter break, we will travel to Auroville for hands-on work, refining our design, and then installing the sustainable energy system. We will also visit Delhi and other field locations to provide cultural and policy context.  We will learn how the local and geographical context matters, as well as the differences between the energy challenges for industrialized and developing countries.