Renewable energy in slums
What sources of renewable energy can we imagine for slums? Trash? Human waste? What else?
Example of energy from human waste in Kenya
What about generate energy from trash?
Example of solar energy in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A case combining access to affordable energy on tents and income generation in poor neighborhoods, mentioned by Shane on the comments. The video shows how solar energy can be used on tents with small and simple equipments.
An exemple of a lamp used on Pollinate Energy services. Rechargeable by sunlight. Pic taken from clarecondonpollinateenergy.tumblr.com.
An example of a Pollinate Energy's lamp used inside a tent. Pic taken from social.yourstory.com
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
Renewable energy is a great opportunity to decrease costs, amplify the acess to eletricity in underserved areas and generate jobs/income opportunities in the communities.
In Brazil, it's common to see in many slums illegal access to electricity, as people say "gato". In addition to be illegal, the lack of a proper installation let the whole slum vulnerable to accidents, like a fire.
And in addition to the solar energy, what other sources of energy can we imagine for slums?
From the feedback given by Laurent - see on the comments - this idea also connects directly to sanitation management, that's another huge challenge to face in slums. And IDEO has already worked on a business model for sanitation management in Ghana. Check here: http://fr.slideshare.net/jocelynwyatt/ghana-sanitation-opportunities
Considering this IDEO business model on sanitation management, what else could we consider?
For those who live in the slums, an opportunity to access cheaper and safer eletricity.
Moreover, a great opportunity for income generation and social businesses since people are trained to install and maintain the equipments.
HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
An opportunity to attend a demand for energy using natural sources of energy like the sunlight and generate income locally.
It's also an opportunity to think about other sources of energy that could be used such as trashs and human waste, as many slums aren't covered by waste management services, for example.
Yes, for one year or less
I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
Curious, willing to learn! Student at Kaospilots Switzerland.