Engineering students show Rwandan villagers how to install solar panels

For years, CWRU chemical engineering students have traveled to African villages, to see a different way of life and, more recently, aiding those they visited by installing solar panels in their villages. What they didn’t realize, though, was the inherent problem with that model: If the system broke, the villagers didn’t know how to fix it. So when they went to Rwanda recently, they decided to flip the script. Instead of installing the panels themselves, they educated the villagers on how to install them so they would know how to make basic fixes to the systems.  Read more here...