The Energy Access and Development Program EADP is concerned with non-electrified areas in least developed countries. Energy poverty is a problem that mostly affects the poorest members and regions of society. The lack of usable energy often paralyses the economy, making development and modern production almost impossible. Provisioning electricity promotes education by enabling children to read and study after nightfall, and cooking with electricity prevents the continuous inhalation of toxic gases from fossil fuels, which might lead to serious diseases.
We deal with the networking, planning, and implementation of solutions for selected project sites in the Middle East, currently focussing on Yemen and Lebanon. For this aim, we work in close collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. Students can take an EADP-affiliated course at the Berlin Institute of Technology, School of Energy Engineering, Energy Systems Dept., and have a share in poverty eradication. They experience a project work situation during their time in college and practise central qualifications important for their later career.