Today I want to tell you how solar energy course changed many aspects of my life, and I mean not only academics, but also economic and environmental aspects.
It all started when I enrolled in ET3034TUx Solar Energy from TU Delft.
I had not made any progress related to the energy of the sun, but if I had studied about modern physics and that is currently the science that most like me. This previous knowledge of solid state physics helped me understand a little more the lessons of semiconductor related, although these topics were very clearly explained by Professor Arno Smets in each of its lectures.
Finally, the course culminated without committing any error in the exams and assignments so I got a score of 100% and a Verified Certificate.
After gaining all this knowledge, install my own PV system using mathematical tools provided for that purpose, and economic results of the system were very satisfactory. Now, I have a saving of over 50% of money, a continuous electric fluid and a contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
Now, I would like to help the “Wounaan” indigenous community living in Colombia, specifically in the department of Chocó, in the city of “El litoral de San Juan” which are suffering from lack of electricity 18 hours a day or more, and derive their electricity of diesel electrical generators, which do not satisfy the needs of this population and to generate many pollution. The need is part of a national project called “Ideas para el cambio” (Ideas for the change) and it was expressed in the following website Ideas Para el cambio.
I am currently waiting for a government response to the proposal to generate photovoltaic energy, it will take an investment of approx. €40,000 and it would help 30 to 40 families.
Again, thanks to Delft University of Technology to offer this unique and free opportunity to all, thanks to Prof. Arno Smets and the whole team of Delftx and edX. I would also ask the team DelftX be selected to be one of the winners of a one-week workshop in Netherlands and expand my knowledge and continue to help poor communities in Colombia, who have no access to electricity.