Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-866: Off-Grid Electricity Systems




Over one billion people in the world still lack access to electricity, many of them out of reach of the electricity grid in the near term. This course will explore the technologies and architectures used to provide electricity services in off-grid regions of the developing world. Basic system design principles will be discussed and applied. Students will use energy modeling software to characterize the performance and economic viability of off-grid electricity systems. In addition to studying off-grid technologies, the course will also explore the context in which these systems are deployed and their role in enabling development.

Last Modified: 2024-01-19 1:09PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2023