Campaign: Energy Access, Renewables, and Infrastructure

Low cost, low maintenance roads

Investigate methods to create low cost, low maintenance roads particularly suited for farm to market applications, particularly when employing waste products, i.e. waste rice hulls, mining tailings, etc.

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Home or community-scale drinking water treatment systems

Ensure bacteriological, physical, and chemical water quality through local systems that are low cost, reliable, and easily maintained - While this is a last line of defense, in most of the developing world it is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible to deliver safe drinking water- there are simply too many things that can go wrong from source contamination through to contamination in distribution systems to ...more »

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Low cost effective solar-based housing

Adapt the winners of DOE’s solar decathlon (held annually on the National Mall) to create low cost effective solar-based housing for developing countries with sufficient insolation.

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