This paper presents the results of the Learning Network on Sustainable Energy Systems (LeNSes) an African-European multi-polar network for curriculum development on Design for Sustainability (DfS) focused on Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) and Sustainable Product-Service Systems (S.PSS), i.e. System Design for Sustainable Energy for All (SD4SEA). The project has been funded by the European Union (EU) 2013-2016, Edulink Programme and involves four African and three European universities offering design-specific programmes of study. The results are articulated in knowledge-base and know-how outcomes. Regarding knowledge level the paper highlights the design role within the framework of the S.PSS applied to DRE and how they can be used to develop and implement sustainable energy solutions for all in the African, or more in general low and middle-income context. The discussion is supported by the presentation of projects shaped in the courses regarding sustainable energy product service systems involving for example cooking, mobility, lighting, and healthcare. The United Nations’ Global Action Agenda  highlights indeed action areas for the achievement of long-term sustainable development as Modern Cooking Appliances & Fuels, Distributed Electricity Solutions, Grid Infrastructure & Supply Efficiency, Large Scale Renewable Power, Industrial & Agricultural Processes, Transportation, Buildings & Appliances. From the know-how (design methods and support tools) point of view they consist in a new modular and adaptable package of learning resources focused on System Design for Sustainable Energy for All (SD4SEA); in pilot courses at African Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) targeted at undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners and companies; and in an open web platform for distributed production and transfer of learning resources (lectures, tools, case studies, student projects…) in this area.
|Titolo:||System Design For Sustainable Energy For All. A new knowledge base and know-how developed within the LeNSes European and African project|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|