31 Jul '16, 4pm

@GRID Alternatives and the RAEL laboratory @UCBerkley Partner On Off-Grid in Nepal Solar

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has announced a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) to integrate research into GRID projects providing solar power to communities around the world that lack access to electricity. RAEL researchers will work with GRID staff and partners to study off-grid solar projects by the nonprofit in Nicaragua, Nepal, and tribal communities in the U.S. The partners say the research will evaluate project models and outcomes to further inform energy access practices. RAEL is part of UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group and was founded by Professor Dan Kammen with a mission to design and implement environmentally sustainable development in culturally and socially appropriate ways. The GRID-RAEL partnership builds on more than four years of informal collaboration with UC...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/grid-alternatives-and-uc-berk...

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