University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is responsible for executing the ‘Energy for Development’ (E4D) Project, supported by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, (DECC) which has installed and is operating solar PV-powered electrical mini-grid systems in a number of villages in Kenya and Cameroon, focusing on the provision of power to SMEs and public loads. The project has placed great emphasis on monitoring the social and economic impacts of these interventions.
The team from Southampton, headed by Prof. Abu Bakr Bahaj, Head of Energy & Climate Change Division, Sustainable Energy Research Group, provides unique specialist technical advice to Helios Social Enterprise on mini-grid design and operation
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