IEEE SIGHT Projects

Project Case Studies

IEEE SIGHT groups have been working to solve critical problems within their local community. Take a look at a few highlighted projects from the past year to learn more about what other SIGHT groups are up to, their successes, and lessons they have learned along the way.
CARG Sight

CARG Sight

CARC has conducted research on making rickshaws completely independent of the national grid through the use of solar energy using a newly developed technology.

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BRIDGES Nicaragua

BRIDGES Nicaragua

Enable access to electricity and appropriate technologies for the development of more than 20 underserved communities in the North Atlantic Area of Nicaragua.

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Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

Madras Deep Sea Artisanal Fishers

The IEEE Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT group aims to to tackle projects that improve energy consumption and harm to deep sea artisanal fishers in Madras, India.

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Project Highlights

A more comprehensive list of projects, use the buttons to filter projects by location.

The project involves the implementation of 600 Watts photovoltaic system isolated to public school "24 de Mayo" and another photovoltaic system of 100 Watts to the community center of El Tesorito.

Project Location: Honduras

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Student Brach Estudiantil IEEE-UNAH

Group Contact/More Information: m.trejo.hn@ieee.org

The project aims to help the villagers of the community, since the school they own lacks electricity and illumination systems that affect the life performance and education of people in the community and students in the area. Being isolated of urbanization, several aspects such as livestock, landslides caused by rains and pollution were the factors that caused water sources to be contaminated causing people to get sick, causing them fever and upset stomachs that impact people's daily lives. According to the position of the teachers of the school, children do not attend classes for a period of time due to various diseases caused by contaminated water, even the people of the community were affected by this situation, to solve this problem we plan to install a water purification system. In addition, to improve the quality of education, a LED illumination system will be installed, a small audio equipment will be provided to be used in assemblies.

Project Location: Honduras

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE-UNAH Student Branch SIGHT

Without access to electricity, critical basic services such as clean water, sanitation and education are elusive. Impoverished rural areas of Sindh, especially those far from river Indus, suffer heavily from the lack of basic necessities of life. Under the umbrella of "Empowering Umerkot", volunteers from the IEEE SIGHT Chapter of Karachi Section envision empowering local entrepreneurs in specific communities by developing a sustainable business model based on reliable energy supply by working with AWARE, short for the Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy, a local NGO operating in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts. A planned solar photovoltaic system can tap and store the solar irradiance the area abundantly enjoys. This access to energy is intended to enable successful operation of local enterprising activities and vocations, and in such a model all the benefits accrue directly to the communities.

Project Location: Pakistan

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE SIGHT Karachi Chapter

Group Contact/More Information: h.idrees@ieee.org

This SIGHT group is working to provide reliable, lower price and a clean energy source in their local community. The project includes: A renewable energy awareness program in schools, in conjunction with NGO "Brilliant Minds School". The group will hold many simple technical sessions about renewable energy with students. A training program for university students to design a PV system. The design and installation of a PV system in Assiut city to increase the general standard of living of its inhabitants.

Project Location: Egypt

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE Egypt Section SIGHT

In our project that goes by the name “Flowers Without Branches” we aim to focus on delivering the valuable knowledge of technology to unprivileged UAE orphans through teaching them how to program microcontrollers and their applications. For our project we will be using Arduino microcontrollers. The project idea involves a team of university students holding weekly workshops that provide orphans in the local community with desirable skills and knowledge that can set a start to their careers. Thus, the purpose of this proposal is to ask for a fund for our project, in order to be able to buy the equipment that the students will use. The goal of this project is to achieve a sustainable program that can help unprivileged orphans of UAE enhance their skills to become an important part of UAE’s society.

Project Location: United Arab Emirates

SIGHT Group Affiliation: IEEE American Univ of Sharjah SIGHT

The basic need of human life is power. Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and there is large gap in power distribution between urban and rural areas. It is common to understand that there are still some parts of Sarawak, where villagers do not have the privilege to enjoy the basic need: electricity. The community based on Kampung Salak, a fishing village, can only be reached by taking a boat ride that lasts for about 20 minutes, from Pasir Pandak in Santubong. The village has around 120 houses with 400 to 500 villagers. At night, the village is not well-lit and therefore would require electricity to light up certain areas so that the residents would be able to patrol those areas at night. It is important as some of them will be walking along the dark pathway to jetty for fishing activities. The initiative is to install affordable LED streetlights along the pathway using clean energy and hereby, the main purpose of this project is to introduce a system which produces renewable energy from human wastage energy. We aim to install few bicycles at the community area where villagers and students can use them. The proposed mechanism is to harvest electricity using the pedal power from the bicycles and by using the dynamos installed on the exercise bikes, we are able to perform energy conversion from kinetic to electricity. The sufficient electricity will be stored in battery and used to supply the led streetlights along the pathway of the village. The whole operation involves daily cycling. The best part of this project is to promote health awareness as well. Hence, the project could prove to be useful in generating clean and sustainable energy while maintaining a good health routine for the villagers.

Project Location: Malaysia

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Sarawak Subsection SIGHT

Jordan is one of the countries that lacks from resources and suffers from unemployment. Despite all of this, Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan is the world's largest refugee camp for Syrian refugees. One of the main problems in the camp is the power outage at night and the lack of entertainment. From this point of view, our idea is to generate electricity by bikes and store them in batteries, enabling refugees to use electricity at night when electricity is cut off, in addition to finding a suitable place and encouraging people to exercise leading to revitalizing people. Also, there is happiness behind sport. We aim to produce 300 watts of 12 volts enabling people to use this energy and store them in batteries in case of power outage and provide basic lighting needs and charging mobile phones. We are also working to provide some of the energy-saving electronic devices such as energy-saving lamps.

Project Location: Jordan

SIGHT Group Affiliation: Al-Huson University College SIGHT

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