VOLTA (2012)

Brief: How could we improve electricity access in rural Ghana?

Time: 15 weeks

Team: 20 Yale students with backgrounds ranging from engineering, management, anthropology, economics, physics to global affairs

Role: Research, Design, 3D Modeling, Prototyping; Rural sub-team and Tech sub team

Class: Mechanical Engineering 491: Appropriate Technology for the Developing World with support from: The Yale CEID

Volta is low-cost and intuitive battery-based system for users in the developing world. Volta increases the accessibility and efficiency of electricity for off-grid users and acts as a back-up power source for on-grid users during power outages by offering a modular, needs-based design including a low-cost uninterrupted power supply.