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EPA Grant Number: SU835298
Title: Small-scale hydropower generation and distribution system for rural electrification

Dartmouth College students have designed a system that supplies power from a waterfall to rural Rwandan villages via a battery rental business. The batteries provide power for lighting, eliminate the need to carry kerosene and reduce exposure to burning fuel indoors.

Challenge Area(s): Energy

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