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Earth Institute Research Projects

Promotion of Smart Solar Irrigation Systems in West Africa

Lead PI: Dr. Vijay Modi

Unit Affiliation: Sustainable Engineering Lab

August 2018 - August 2020
Active
Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa ; Senegal
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The general objectives of the project are to both demonstrate a) to farmers and b) to Government of Senegal the value proposition of suitably designed energy access for meeting food production and addressing income generation so that a variety of facilitation and scale-up activity can occur. Our activities described below will enable us to meet some very specific objectives with the goal of enabling customization of designs, field-trials and iterations with such designs and finally marketing and scale of the solutions.

OUTCOMES: Overall, Columbia University will develop and provide training, technical backstopping, research and development, and software control design assistance protocols.