The Solar PV team has installed several solar power systems for various partners in the developing world. Most recently, the team installed a solar-powered well pump at the Living Love Ministries Children’s Home in Ol Kalou, Kenya. As is true for all the previous installations, the team gained a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience on the trip to Kenya. A problem the team faces is that a lot of that experience gained leaves when seniors graduate. With the goal of passing on our knowledge and experience to future generations of the Solar PV team, we have been constructing a solar lab at Messiah for experimentation and training. We also are developing a curriculum to teach new team members about solar power and provide a framework for preserving new knowledge the team obtains in the future. Throughout the 2019-2020 year, the solar team has made significant progress towards the completion of these projects.
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Benner, Christopher E.; Binford, Collin T.; Kripas, Joshua J.; Witmer, Trey B.; Kolb, Jonas E.; and Rood, Noah A., "Solar PV - Equipping the Future" (2020). 2020 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 11.