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Ghana citizens face unreliable and unaffordable electricity in their everyday lives that many in the western world take for granted. The team sought to find a cheap, sustainable, and reliable source of electricity. Stirling engines run on any source of heat and can produce a small amount of electricity. Some applications include charging a phone, powering a light, or running a ceiling or desk fan. The purpose of this project was to design a Stirling engine out of e-waste materials to charge cell phones in Accra, Ghana. The team co-designed with students and a professor at Academic City University College in Ghana as well as workers at the Agbogbloshie e-waste site.

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  • E-project-032422-123307
  • 53526
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  • 2022
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2022-03-24
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