Rohullah Arya, Sayed Besmellah Ehsani, Mohammad Ehsan Naikkhua
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Although we are living in the modern-day, global warming and poverty are the main challenges in this world. In this research project, we are targeting to provide a sustainable energy source and income for a rural community in Afghanistan. This will not only provide them with a clean energy source but will also support them financially. In this project, the solar mini-grid system will provide 6 hours of electricity for the community as well as the bitcoin miners installed on the farm. Basically, solar PV systems generate electricity during the daytime and feed it to the miners and battery storage. During the nighttime, the stored energy feed community electricity demand (lighting, TV, and freezer) for 6 hours, and the bitcoin miners load. Interestingly, miners earn money for this community freely by sun energy. Based on our estimation, the payback for this project is around 8 years which is a very interesting period.
Kevin P. Hallinan
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and Clean Energy
"Investment ready Solar+bitcoin mining package for rural communities." (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2759.