|Description||Rural Energy Solutions|
|Seed, 9/10 |
Rural populations forced reliance on biomass and kerosene for their energy needs is causing over 1.6M# deaths per annum. Their lack of access to clean water causes over 5M people to die; 2M of them are children under the age of 5.
RVE.SOL’s “Changing Rural Life Forever” initiative is creating alternative, renewable energy choices for the rural poor, allowing them to take advantage of natural resources like sunlight, cattle manure and raw water to manage their own way to a better future.
RVE.SOL’s rural village energy hub (RVE) is community owned; provides communities with potable water, solar electricity, biogas for cooking and organic fertiliser for agriculture.
A holistic approach, the solution seeks to target the four areas of rural life that prevalently cause poverty to propagate:
Ultimately, this approach seeks to create wealth for rural farmers by offering a choie of more cost effective and efficient services utilising naturally available resources.
|Launch Date||November 15, 2011|
KUDURA, the Rural Village Energy (RVE) Hub relies on world leading technology in the form of a number of discrete but integrated sub-systems: a Solar Photovoltaic plant, a Biogas and organic fertiliser plant, a Water Purification plant and a Central Monitoring system for oversight of the hub. The system is a scaleable, self contained, integrated and completely stand-alone rural energy solution. Typical installations require less than 24 hours until “switch-on”. As inputs, raw water, solar energy and animal manure are converted to potable water, electricity, biogas and organic fertiliser. These are stored at the installation site within the community and distributed to meet consumer demand on a “pre-pay-for-service” basis.