MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

Hi again! It’s Ava and Christine, Mechnical Engineering Undergraduate students from MIT D-Lab. After a beautiful few days spotting animals in the Masai Mara, we flew up to TBI's facility on the east side of Lake Turkana in Ileret to continue our evaporative cooling research! During our time in Ileret, we focused on understanding the [...]

By |2022-08-05T08:33:00+03:00July 25th, 2022|Featured, Research|Comments Off on MIT Evaporative Cooling goes to Ileret

Evaporative Cooling in the Field

This past weekend we visited the West Turkana Archaeological Project(WTAP) campsite at Lomekwi and had the opportunity to set up and test a charcoal evaporative cooler and a hanging evaporative cooler. The field research camps have limited access to electricity and cold storage for fruits and vegetables, so evaporative cooling is a potential solution to [...]

By |2022-07-22T08:41:06+03:00July 6th, 2022|Featured, General|Comments Off on Evaporative Cooling in the Field

Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

2021 was an exciting year for sustainability at TBI. We made great strides towards improving our environmental sustainability by increasing investments in clean energy. Over all, we installed over 50 kWp of solar panels, which can generate a cumulative 330 kW of power daily and we installed over 100 kWh of battery storage. This [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:02:14+03:00January 20th, 2022|Featured, General, Projects|Comments Off on Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021
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