CAL-RAE to pilot solar solar microgrid design in rural Uganda

Jalel Sager (MA’11), Austin Cappon (ERG minor) and Jonathon Lee of Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE) will pilot their solar microgrid design, bringing low-carbon, round-the-clock power to 15-20 entrepreneurs and families on Kitobo, a fishing island in Lake Victoria.

“Most of the locals’ electricity is delivered to the wealthy,” said Jalel Sager, a PhD candidate studying in the Energy & Resources Group, an interdisciplinary graduate program at UC Berkeley. “We are going to replace the expensive and noisy diesel generators with our innovation.”

Read more at Oakland North here.

Also published in the UC Berkeley News Center and on ABC News here and here.

Read about their crowdfunding efforts here.