PMI-RGC Evening Pathways & PDUs
This project resulted in the evolution of the Boko Bed Net System, for a malaria ridden area in Ghana with no available power. It is the result of analyzing a serious problem, understanding the environment, and limited local resources and then finding the right technologies and partners to design and implement a simple and elegant solution. The Boko Bed Net System is an LED light and fan powered by a small photovoltaic (PV) system inside of a bed net. The system is simple enough, but the project was created out of need. It comes from personal stories of Malaria, cultural communication issues and taboos and genuine compassion for trying to combat something as common and devastating as Malaria.
Presenter Bio: Marlene Brown retired from a long career at Sandia National Labs. She has 2 Engineering Masters degrees and over 30 years working with photovoltaics (solar electricity), including testing, monitoring, consulting, teaching and training. Marlene is currently teaching photovoltaics at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque to the future photovoltaic workforce. Along with teaching hands-on classes, she also consults with homeowners in her community to make them more aware and better consumers when purchasing PV for their homes and businesses. When Marlene is not working or playing with solar, she likes to African dance, bike, play with bees, hike in the mountains and ski. She raced with the corporate downhill ski team for Sandia for over 10 years and still sings with the Sandia Singers group.
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