Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Science & Environmental Policy


n the age of the global society humankind still finds itself driving forward on an unsustainable road using resources faster then they are replenished leaving pollution and destruction of species in its path. The scale of human population, pollution, and resource use is at its greatest. Nicaragua is one of the poorest in the world, yet like other developing nations, Nicaragua offers the greatest potential for sustainable development. Numerous organizations in Nicaragua are actively promoting sustainable development through environmental and social programs. This project focuses in-depth on the environmental, economic and social benefits of supplying energy through photovoltaic technology. Analysis is provided on current photovoltaic initiative programs as well as the potential of using PV for larger scale electrification in Nicaragua. Photovoltaic systems provide a sustainable solution to worldwide energy issues and in the country of Nicaragua current solar programs are progressing successfully while the potential for large-scale PV-supplied energy is great.


Capstone Project (B.S.) Earth Systems Science & Policy Institute