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Durable Shelter

How might we build a simple, lasting, affordable shelter with local, durable materials constructed from a basic design?

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Regulating power

How might we develop online power measurement and regulation instruments?

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Cell phone chargers

Something simple. Develop affordable solar powered or hand crank powered cell phones or chargers for use in nations with unstable electricity infrastructure.

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Non-Destructive Equipment Systems (NDES) to evaluate infrastructure assets

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 »

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Deployment of innovative safeguards for conventional energy technologies

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 »

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Energy for the Poor

What is the model fuel efficient stove for cooking?

What is the model clean, cost-effective energy source for lighting/heating/cooling?

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