Green Empowerment’s Michel Maupoux Lectures at Stanford University
May 26, 2010
As the featured speaker for Gil Masters’ Electric Power Renewables & Efficiency class, Michel Maupoux relied on his field experience to address over 80 Stanford students and Bay Area Green Empowerment guests. Michel’s talk highlighted Green Empowerment’s (GE) proven development model for implementing renewable energy technologies in off-the-grid, remote communities. A few students were given specific technical information on GE technologies in use, while some expressed interest in collaborating with GE. Before the lecture, Michel received a personal tour of Gil’s own solar and energy lab, while both had a chance to compare notes about their respective solar energy work since the 1970’s.
Engineering Professor Emeritus Gil Masters has inspired several generations of Stanford University students, and many others, to make environmental issues their life work. Michel Maupoux is a seasoned educator on solar photovoltaic and water pumping systems. With Green Empowerment, Michel has provided design and hands-on installation of solar water pumping systems in Nicaragua and the Philippines, and of community solar electrification in Peru.
The Stanford invitation was a real honor for Green Empowerment, a recognized leader in village-scale renewable energy projects. Director of Development, Joan Gardner, is the contact for this and any future consulting and speaking engagement requests, firstname.lastname@example.org