Page tree
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata


Project Summary

Project Information

A global problem in rural areas of poor countries is the reliability of electricity access. The electrification rate within the rural areas of Haiti is around 17%. Only 25% of people overall in Haiti have access to electricity, mainly in urban cities or more well-off homes. The approach to potentially scale out consistent and affordable energy services to the rural families of Haiti is by introducing Portable Power Systems. This system will bring rechargeable power sources to households located in Borgne, Haiti as an inexpensive electricity option. The long term goal of the project is to positively impact most of the poor rural communities in the country and elsewhere. 

The Portable Power System (PPS) is a battery that is charged by a sustainable system in a central location. It can facilitate charging of in-home lighting and phone devices for a family for several days. The system would be durable enough to transport across rivers and the rugged terrain of Borgne. The PPS would be distributed to households that they can exchange for a new one once the power has been used up. With this system the users will not be responsible for charging the PPS or waiting for it to complete charging. A centralized charging station will be used as a hub for charging and swapping out each PPS using photo-voltaic solar panels as a renewable power source with minimal maintenance required.

Project Title: Electrification of Rural Homes

Project Number: P20482

Start Term: 2191

End Term: 2195

Faculty Guides: John Kaemmerlen and Oliver Miller

Primary Customer: Dr. Rob Stevens with The Sustainable Energy Lab

Sponsor: RIT


Team Members

Top to Bottom: Jon Matyjas, Naia Scott, Daniel Yuen-Schat, Darian Byrd

Derek Freeman, Ryan Tandy, Amanda Reimer  


MemberMajorRoleContact
Ryan TandyMechanical Engineering

Communications Lead

rjt9070@rit.edu
Derek FreemanComputer Engineering

Computer Engineering Lead

df4764@rit.edu

Daniel Yuen-SchatElectrical Engineering

Charging Station Design Lead

dhy6350@rit.edu

Amanda ReimerMechanical Engineering

Facilitator

alr1326@rit.edu
Darian ByrdElectrical Engineering

PPS Design Lead

dab1060@rit.edu
Jon MatyjasIndustrial EngineeringPurchasing Managerjwm8355@rit.edu
Naia ScottComputer EngineeringProject Managernas7481@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Use this space to link to live/final documents throughout the project. Your team should customize this as-needed, with input from your guide and customer. The example below will address most of what most teams need to capture.

Project Management

Design Tools

Design Documentation

Implementation

Validation

Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements



  • No labels