Quintessential Podcasts

Since 2012 the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa has been competing in solar car challenges. The NWU solar car project stands out as a symbol of engineering excellence in the pursuit of energy efficient transport technology. This flagship inter-disciplinary project of the Faculty of Engineering at NWU, not only focuses on research and the application of new technologies in renewable energy, but also aims at inspiring communities and prospective students to engage with renewable...

Tom Davies, is an asset and sewerage manager in Australia. He is working on the implementation of a lower budget online monitoring system for a rural wastewater/sewerage scheme in the Shire of Moora. He studied his Masters of Engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology. 

 

He chats to us about the older wastewater monitoring systems and how they are being updated with newer, continuously online systems that are not overly expensive and can be implemented in rural...

For over 1.3 billion people in the world, electricity can change everything. In Africa alone, 630 million people do not have electricity. We talk to Tristan Kochoyan, the founder of Power On, a for-profit organization that has set up a power grid in Benin, West Africa - and wants to share the secret to a sustainable power grid with the world. They think capitalism and solar engineering technologies are the answer to getting everyone in the world access to prosperity-building...