GLEAN Annual Case Studies

The Energy Access Project sponsors the Global Energy Access Network, an interdisciplinary network of graduate and undergraduate students at Duke. Together, we aim to foster a research and policy dialogue on campus around energy access through regular speaker lunches, career treks, and other events. Every year, students compile a selection of case studies on energy access issues all over the globe.

GLEAN Case Studies

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GLEAN Case Studies Vol. 1 (2017)

  • Introduction, T. Robert Fetter & Faraz Usmani
  • Paying for Power: The Political Economy of Energy Insolvency in Bihar, India, Emily Rains
  • Challenges in the Implementation of an Improved Cookstove Program in Rural
    India, Sushmita Samaddar
  • Wind Aid in Playa Blanca, Peru, Aashna Aggarwal, Katherine Guo, & Danielle Holt
  • Solar Development and Community Engagement in Rural Nicaragua, Samantha Childress
  • Cooking Practices, Human Health, and the Environment: The Case of Mandena, Madagascar, Erin Litzow, Lydia K. Greene, Laura Guidera, & Thomas Klug
  • Electrifying Rural Indonesia: One NGO’s Approach to Community Empowerment, Tyler Wakefield

GLEAN Case Studies Vol. 2 (2018)

  • Foreword, Heidi Vreeland
  • Development of an Inexpensive Solar Soiling System to Analyze Global Influence of
    Dust and Particulate Matter on Photovoltaic Efficiency, Michael Valerino
  • Exploring Cost-Effective Debt Financing for Renewable Energy Companies in Developing
    Nations: Insights from the Indian Experience, Chinmoy Kumar
  • Water, Sanitation, and Energy Balance: An Investigation of System Performance in
    Cebu, Philippines, Brandon Hunter
  • Building the Case for Improved Cookstoves in Mandena, Madagascar, Thomas Klug

GLEAN Case Studies Vol. 3 (2020)

  • Foreword, Michael Valerino
  • Energy Access in Southeast Asia: A Focus on Hydropower Development in Vietnam, Erin Viere
  • Coupled Human-Natural Modeling for Hydroelectric Development: Understanding the Health Impacts of America’s Renewable Energy Imports, Ryan S.D Calder, ScD
  • Energy Implications of a New Food Waste Treatment in Shanghai, China, Junqin Chen
  • Evaluating Viability of Community Solar Microgrids for Resilience in Puerto Rico, Simeng Deng, Asger Hansen, Galen Hiltbrand, Sean Maddex, and Santiago Sinclair Lecaros
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