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Efficiency for Access Design Challenge Project Submissions

Over the last four 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.

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

Students agree 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.

In this fourth year of the Design Challenge, over 100 students from 14 universities in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Sweden, Uganda, the UK, and Zimbabwe spent the year creating innovative designs, supported by over 20 industry partners.