FEATURED PRESENTERS :

Dr. Henry Louie

Date: 5 December 2018 Time: 11:00 am EST (convert to your time) Off-grid systems can be powered by a variety of sources, including solar panels, wind and hydro turbines, and generators supplied by biomass or fossil fuels. In this webinar, we explore how each of these technologies work, discussing the basic underlying energy conversion principles and concepts. The relative advantages and disadvantages of each technology will be described from economic,... Read More


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Design of Off-Grid Systems Part 2: System Design


DATE: March 06, 2019

Design of Off-Grid Systems Part 2: System Design

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Dr. Henry Louie

Date: 6 March 2019 Time: 11:00am EST (convert to your time) An appropriately designed off-grid system is one that balances the cost of implementing and operating the system with... Read More

Design of Off-Grid Systems Part 1: Load & Resource


DATE: February 13, 2019

Design of Off-Grid Systems Part 1: Load & Resource

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Dr. Henry Louie

Date: 13 February 2019 Time: 11:00am EST (convert to your time) The most important inputs to the design of an off-grid system are the anticipated load and the availability... Read More

Battery Fundamentals for Off-Grid Electrification


DATE: January 16, 2019

Battery Fundamentals for Off-Grid Electrification

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Dr. Henry Louie

Date: 16 January 2019 Time: 11:00 am EST (convert to your time) Batteries play the critical role of buffering between when electricity is produced and when it is consumed.... Read More

Generating Off-Grid Power


DATE: December 05, 2018

Generating Off-Grid Power

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Dr. Henry Louie

Date: 5 December 2018 Time: 11:00 am EST (convert to your time) Off-grid systems can be powered by a variety of sources, including solar panels, wind and hydro turbines,... Read More

Why the Power Grid Isn’t Everywhere: The Role of Grid E...


DATE: November 14, 2018

Why the Power Grid Isn’t Everywhere: The Role of Grid E...

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Dr. Henry Louie

Why is it that, after more than 100 years of effort, power lines have not made their way to every community on earth? Is it possible that certain communities... Read More

Virtual Salon on the topic of Engineering a Circular Econ...


DATE: October 25, 2018

Virtual Salon on the topic of Engineering a Circular Econ...

FEATURED PRESENTERS : Alexander Eaton, Ignatius Waikwa, Jos van der Ent

Waste-to-energy projects have proliferated in recent decades, their growth driven by decreasing fossil fuels, the rise of sustainable energy and a greater awareness of the hazards of poor waste... Read More

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