Energy from our nearest star: commissioning a solar mini-farm in rural southern India.

  • Start  Tuesday 30 Jan 2018 5:00pm
  • Finish    Tuesday 30 Jan 2018 6:30pm
  • Venue  School of Geography and Environment Lecture theatre
Portrait of Katherine

Energy is collected from our nearest star by day and stored as chemical energy, so that the observatory can safely be used to observe interesting stars by night.


Katherine Blundell will describe how the commissioning and operation of a solar-mini farm powers an astronomical observatory at a school in rural southern India. She will illustrate its challenges, successes, and its impact on the impressionable teenagers at this Government of India school.

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