Development Through Economic Empowerment in Rural Indonesia

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Development Through Economic Empowerment in Rural Indonesia

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Research Question

For efficiency purposes, micro-hydro power requires a complicated turbine design. The fabrications of these designs typically have an increased cost, which makes it less feasible in resource-constrained environments such as rural Indonesia. Less efficient designs are often used instead. An applicable fabrication process and optimized design of a low-head microhydro power turbine will be developed over the grant period.

Award

CGS-SER Nielson International Internship/Fieldwork Grant

Significance

The power requirement of nighttime lighting is not enough to elicit hydro-electrification for daily consumption in rural villages. The larger driver in developing communities is economic empowerment. The addition of simple technology coupled with a more efficient microgrid will help increase the productivity of local agricultural products and increase local entrepreneur opportunities.

Methods Used

Particle Image Velocimetry and Blade Element Momentum Theory.

Conclusions/Outcomes

The development of a relationship between Agriculture Institute of Bogor and the University of Wyoming for future STEM collaborations; adding to UW’s ability to produce world class engineers.

Publication Date

2016

City

Bogor, Indonesia

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Disciplines

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Mechanical Engineering

Development Through Economic Empowerment in Rural Indonesia

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