Smart PV Microgrids for Cooking in Heavily Disadvantaged Communities: FY18 HP/ATC/HADR Technical Investment Program
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States
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Recently, team members of 44HADR and the Energy Systems Group 73 have developed and tested benchtop components for a Smart PV Micro Grid to supply electricity in heavily disadvantaged communities for clean cooking. Tests of novel, smart power distribution algorithms combined with smart endpoint cooking conducted by the team have shown significant increases in energy efficiencies while decreasing installation costs and maintaining affordable pricing for customers. It is the goal of the team to pilot these technologies with the help of our collaborating partners, Columbia University and the Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves GACC in Haiti or Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019.