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Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Project Submissions

Over the last three years, student teams from universities around the world have developed a diverse range of solar appliance designs, taking into consideration the level of innovation, social and environmental impact, and scalability potential of their designs.

In year ​three of the Challenge students from universities in Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sweden, Uganda, the UK, the USA, and Zimbabwe submitted 31 projects. These complement the 37 projects developed by students in year one and two of the Challenge.

Under 'resources', on the sidebar of this page, you can find summary documents of each years' students' final submissions. Final submissions consist of a 4,000-word report and a three-minute video submitted in mid-April. These reports are the culmination and result of the students' project-based learning approach, complemented by a series of technical webinars, mentoring and prototype development.

Students agreed to license their work under Creative Commons license CC-BY 4.0. In this way, students are helping to contribute to the further advancement of the off-grid appliance sector by allowing interested parties to access their projects. Under CC-BY 4.0 anyone using the designs of the students should acknowledge the team members who worked on the initial design.

Project Submission Breakdown