Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Timothy Healy

Second Advisor

Constant Bossou, S.J.


Danyi Mempassem, Togo, Africa has villagers in need of electricity, however, they cannot afford to put in the infrastructure and then pay the steep cost of energy from the government. The best option for energy for the village is an affordable and renewable resource but due to limitations of geography the only viable option is a photo-voltaic system. We designed a working solar microgrid tailored for the location and weather of the village which can support all of the lights, cell phone chargers, and televisions that the villagers need/desire while being reliable, sustainable, safe, and affordable. The design and implementation plan can be used to install a working system or adjusted in the future to take advantage of newer technology.