Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Energy for the Developing World

SERC employees teach energy topics to a class in Bhutan.

Meeting the energy needs of the developing world involves a different set of challenges and opportunities than those found in the industrialized nations. SERC team members, including undergraduate and graduate students, have traveled widely to help communities meet their needs for energy-efficient lighting, off-grid solar energy systems, mini-grid management, and energy education. In the process, we learn important lessons that we are able to bring back to the classroom and transfer to other developing countries.