Smart Solar Solutions for All Fellowship
Dr. Priti Parikh has been awarded a five-year fellowship, ‘Smart Solar Solutions for All (S34ALL)’, with the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-funded by industry partner BBOXX.
19 July 2019
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S34ALL will develop energy prediction models for low to middle income countries - such as those in sub-Saharan Africa - where current modelling work is sparse.
- Dr Priti Parikh, UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
- 2019 - 2024
- To develop energy prediction models for low to middle income countries. This in turn will create an evidence base, ensuring sustainable and affordable energy access to more people, and hopefully alleviating poverty.
Why undertake research in this area?
At a level of circa 42% in 2016 (see Quartz Africa's article), the household electrification rate in sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest in the world. As energy access has a fundamental role to play in poverty alleviation, S34ALL’s aim to generate an evidence base, ensuring sustainable and affordable energy access, is vitally important. Good energy access also enables good access to education, markets and information, plus also enhances mobility through improved transportation systems and food security.
This fellowship is designed to achieve such results by taking into account erratic consumption patterns combining quantitative models - for example, artificial neural networks - with consumer behaviour studies.