How might we build a simple, lasting, affordable shelter with local, durable materials constructed from a basic design?
Energy Access, Renewables, and Infrastructure
How might we develop online power measurement and regulation instruments?
How might we illuminate deep rural communities in the developing world?
How might we develop new adaptable grids for economies based on distributed energy production?
How might we create new non-energy-intensive cooling technologies for developing economies?
Something simple. Develop affordable solar powered or hand crank powered cell phones or chargers for use in nations with unstable electricity infrastructure.
Develop and use very low cost, and simple to maintain, non-destructive equipment systems (NDES) to evaluate and video-log infrastructure assets, including underground water pipeline systems, non-paved farm to market road surfaces, drainage facilities, and other structures. The NDES and its video-logging devices will be GIS/GPS related and will be operated by community-based micro-enterprises of infrastructure maintenance ...more »
The International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that current global market share of clean energy supply (i.e., renewable energy other than large hydropower, biomass, and nuclear) is approximately 1%. The IEA best-case scenario forecasts clean energy technologies may reach nearly 20% global market share by 2030. If efforts to promote and deploy renewable energy technologies are twice as successful as the most optimistic ...more »
How might we bring internet access to deep rural communities?
How might we foster innovation in the concept of wireless power transmission?
What is the model fuel efficient stove for cooking?
What is the model clean, cost-effective energy source for lighting/heating/cooling?
Frachise local micro telcos to expand reach of voice and data services