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PICO Power

To provide clean affordable and accessible energy which will transform life of million of people.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Currently over 1 billion people in the live without access to electricity. By 2030, when Earth's population will likely top 8 billion, 1.3 billion people will still lack electricity. Of those, 700 million will be in Africa, and 490 million in South Asia. Another problem we are facing is the excessive use of plastic in many countries, polluted river, sea and land area. For the solution of both these problems we are going to manufacture PICO power turbines and lamps from waste plastic and iron products to generate electricity by utilizing hydro or wind power. We are using 2P strategy to reduce pollution and increase power generation by utilizing these waste products. For our project we will select some spot for collection of waste plastic and iron products for reuse or recycle. If we have good water supply so with power generation we can do fish farming and algal growth for Biofuel production which will generate extra money and will utilize water in sufficient manner. As a net result my project will help to solve electricity shortfall issue and main strength of my project is low cost, portable, multi-functional, scalable and it is necessity not luxury. During our pilot plan we will manufacture 100 PICO power lamp and we sell each with retail price of 600 PKR which will generate revenue of 60000 in one month with response rate of pilot plan we design our future strategies.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

'‘Our beneficiaries are individuals and their families who have been facing electricity shortfall or don't have access to electricity’’. we will start from 7 million people of Malakand division to provide them PICO Power to reduce there electricity expense and to provide them electricity to fulfill their basic need.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

My project idea is different from other or similar initiatives because my project is multi-dimensional we are not only providing clean and affordable energy we are introducing fish farming and algal growth in water rich areas which will provide fish for their food and selling and the growth of algal for biofuel production this will increase income of our target customers and will provide biofuel as other alternative source of energy production. Along with harnessing power of energy we are going to provide training to people about proper utilization of their waste material and will provide opportunity to women to manufacture these PICO power turbines and lamps at home to earn extra amount.This project will be the first project of this nature to change life standard of million in a very sufficient and effective way.we are under research process to make our PICO power workable on Steam power this will it the first turbine manufacture form waste which work on Wind, Hydro and heat energy.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

we would like to see a world where everyone can benefit from a basic necessity like electricity while harnessing the power of renewable energy.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

this will change life of many people with different dimensions provide affordable energy to many people and will also provide decent job to the poor people of our target areas. In Pakistan normal power consumption of average household is about 204 kilowatts per hour this project will reduce the expense of electricity of these households and will provide saving of some amount which these household can use for their education, health, clothing and food which will lead to a change in their life standard.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Epiphany a nonprofit organization is involved in our project idea. they are linking us with different mentors for evaluation of our project that how we can make our idea more feasible for effective implementation.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

One of the top strengths in the community is the high demand of electricity that already exists and willingness by all target group with the project because our project is low cost, portable, multi-functional, scalable and it is necessity not luxury.

Geographic Focus

South Asian and African countries.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

13 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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Photo of shah khan

I read your Idea and looked very interesting and useful. I hope that today it will not be cheap and easy for anyone to do this. I myself appreciate your thinking and Unique Idea and pray for your success in the future.

Photo of Adil Nawaz Khan

Thank your for your best wishes your feedback are really important for us .

Photo of Adil Nawaz Khan

Thank your for your best wishes your feedback are really important for us .

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