Today was the final day of the program. It actually worked out OK that the materials to make the large panels never arrived–they are still in customs limbo–but we got our NIF–so maybe someday they will be liberated.
Because the students weren’t focused solely on making panels they learned a lot of other things. Like making the solar ovens–for cooking and for making our fabrication process cheaper. They learned how to make the racks with aluminum we had purchased for panels, but now we are using wood.
The students loved the logo with the camel and sun behind, but the Wodaabe would have preferred a cow.
Learning to install an electric system
Since Dr. Komp will not be here for the installation of the solar pump and electricity at the education center, the students will be on their own. They will likely learn better if they have to depend only on themselves. We will see.