Texas Tech University

World Energy Project


The Center for Energy Commerce recognizes that a university education should include more than job skills training. An important component — particularly in the age of globalization — is the realization that while energy poverty exists there can be no economic prosperity. The goal of the World Energy Project (WEP) is to teach students about the impact that energy has on the world's population.

The WEP provides basic solar power systems to off-grid communities in developing countries where access to electricity is unavailable through traditional sources. Students travel to these communities to learn about system design, microfinance and install the systems. The WEP began in 2008 and has partnered with the Light up the World Foundation of Calgary, Canada, and is now permanently based in Lima, Peru.




Kellie Estes
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