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Developing a Solar Outreach Program for Haiti

A Solar Outreach Program for Haiti is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of students, professors, university partners, and non-governmental organizations whose goal is to design and build Integrated Energy Centers in energy scarce regions. These will provide energy to residents in areas where these services are unavailable. This year, the program developed a business plan, located investors, and submitted several grant proposals.

In a coordinated effort, Taylor designed a Renewable Energy Technologies Course for undergraduates, whose primary learning outcome is to design and implement renewable energy systems for underserved communities in developing countries.  In addition, Taylor advocated for global support of STEM by delivering a keynote speech at the 1st Africa Energy Materials Conference March of 2017.

Taylor also furthers diversity in STEM through mentoring underrepresented undergraduate student researchers (women and minorities) in his laboratory.