Technical Solutions

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Naireeta’s Bhungroo is an innovative water management solution for farmers facing both drought and flooding situations. It saves farmers’ standing crop in flash floods while ensuring him/her water for cropping in the dry season and thus guaranteeing food security. Farmers with small land holdings are often deprived of adequate and t[…]
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Ait Baamrane, Kalaat M'Gouna, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
Where there is fog, there is the possibility of harvesting it to meet human needs. On the fringes of the Sahara desert, the Moroccan NGO Dar Si Hmad has constructed what is now the world’s largest fog harvesting system in the world. The system helps relieve severe water scarcity. Based on ancient water practices, the fog harvesting system[…]
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Cambridge, MA, United States
More than 2 billion people use wood, charcoal, dung or agricultural residues as the primary fuel for their cooking and heating needs, leading to significant health, economic and environmental consequences. Burning wood or agricultural residues produces smoke with a variety of irritant pollutants, some of which are known carcinogens. More […]
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Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, USA
A Perfect Equation: Drones with Night Vision + Powerful Computers = ZERO POACHING Carefully tested drone operations provide us with a huge advantage over any other approach to stopping poaching in Africa. Poachers operate under the cover of night, and until now, rangers have not had an effective way of finding them before they strike. Ope[…]
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Sandpoint, ID, United States
Solar Roadways® (SR) is a modular system of specially engineered solar panels that can be walked and driven upon. Our panels contain LED lights to create lines and signage without paint. They contain heating elements to prevent snow and ice accumulation. The panels have microprocessors, which makes them intelligent. This allows the panels[…]
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The idea behind SolaRoad is simple: sunlight falling on the road surface is absorbed by solar cells and converted into electricity – the road surface acts as a large solar panel. The electricity generated in this way will find practical applications in street lighting. SolaRoad is being developed as prefabricated slabs. It consists of con[…]
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Wattway is a patented French innovation that is the fruit of 5 years of research undertaken by Colas, world leader in transport infrastructure, and the INES (French National Institute for Solar Energy). By combining road construction and photovoltaic techniques, Wattway pavement provides clean, renewable energy in the form of electricity,[…]
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Pathein, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar (Burma)
In 2014 we partnered with Lorentz and installed our first solar powered irrigation pump in Pathein, Ayeyarwady Delta. The Lorentz pumps vastly increase production (rice increases by 1 ton per hectare when irrigation system have been employed) by increasing crop yield, cropping intensity, cropping area and number of cropping seasons. These[…]
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San Francisco, CA, United States
Farm from a Box provides communities with the tools required to grow their own food and earn an income. Built from a modified shipping container, each unit contains a complete ecosystem of smart farm technologies to enhance agricultural productivity; from renewable power and micro-drip irrigation, to Information and Communications Technol[…]
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One in four Africans still suffer from nutritional deficiency, whereas in developed countries, a healthy diet is in high demand. At the same time the world’s population is expected to increase by nearly one billion in the coming twelve years. How to cover the needs generated by this population explosion, while protecting the environment? […]
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Azuri’s entry-level PayGo solar home system provides 8 hours of clean lighting each day and the opportunity to charge mobile phones at home. After paying a small one-off installation fee for their Azuri system, the user then uses an integrated mobile money service to top-up their unit. Importantly, this top-up is priced to cost less than […]
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Mobisol combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. The Berlin-based company offers low-income customers in developing nations quality solar home systems that are a clean alternative to unhealthy, environmentally harmful, and expensive […]
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Overview Grundfos AQtap is an intelligent water dispenser that addresses some of the main challenges of providing reliable and sustainable water supply in the developing world. Through an integrated platform for revenue collection and online management of water kiosks, Grundfos AQtap supports the financial viability and accountability […]
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Want to know what the Australian coastline may look like in 2100? This BETA version of Coastal Risk Australia (CRA) has been opened for public consultation to show you what the Australian coast may look like in 2100. It is an interactive map tool designed to communicate coastal inundation associated with sea level rise to the year 2100. U[…]
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Solar System is an open, online rooftop-solar remote assessment tool that allows any community to discover their underlying solar resources. It reveals the solar potential of building rooftops through state-of-the-art, hyper-precise, advanced technology developed by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and licensed[…]
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What is SOLVATTEN? SOLVATTEN is a combined portable water treatment and solar water heater system that has been designed for use at the household level in the developing world. The product is unique and practical for a number of reasons, namely that it is able to produce both safe and warm water for its user, whilst most water treatment p[…]
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