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Cellphone Donations

In order to have the most accurate model of village power, our laboratory engineers are hoping to connect cellphones to our simulated grid that will present a load similar to that of a modern rural village. The team is currently looking for old cellphones with chargers (basic phones preferred over smart phones/app phones) that can be charged and discharged. 

To donate your old phone or request more information please email

Partnership Opportunities

Interested in learning more about partnering with the Smart Village Minigrid project?

Read more about what it means to partner with us here.

Contact Daniel Zimmerle at for partnership inquiries.

Student Opportunities

Interested in working with the Smart Village Minigrid project?
Contact Daniel Zimmerle at


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Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center