Humboldt State University

Schatz Energy Research Center

Energy Access: International Work

SERC employees teach energy topics to a class in Bhutan.

Meeting the energy needs of people in off-grid areas of Africa, Asia, and elsewhere around the world often involves a different set of challenges and opportunities than those found in the United States. 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 parts of the world.