(thesis advisor)Francesca Bastianini
The thesis aims to address the lighting needs of transitional settlements, such as refugee camps, and explore how solar powered LEDs can have a role in improving inhabitant’s daily lives. Energy use [for all types of electrical use] by displaced people is economically, environmentally and socially unsustainable. Solar-powered LEDs can reduce the cost of lighting from the overall budget, and they can also enhance the light quality in a space that has limited to no access to electricity. They are also safer for user’s health than using light sources like kerosene or firewood.
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