Looking for renewable energy innovators…

A solution to our centralised (inefficient), carbon intensive energy system is to start to develop distributed, off-grid renewable energy solutions.  We are supporting this initiative by the UNDP and NESTA to search for prize-worthy, renewable energy innovators:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina is now issuing a challenge to find a renewable energy solution capable of providing off-grid power to cover the needs of an average war-returnee family in rural Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Video about the challenge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s9LTLotHQkQ

The challenge is to design a sustainable, cost-effective solution for a standalone, off-grid renewable energy supply that can produce an average of 2,25 kWh and 120 litres of hot-water a day, to cover the needs of an average returnee family in rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina that will not cost more than €5.000.

The winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize. In addition, UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina will pilot the winning solution in a rural area for up to 50 returnee families in 2013.

Furthermore the winning solution might be replicated in other parts of the world to produce off-grid renewable energy for refugees and returnees. The market potential for the challenge prize winner is significant.

Deadline for entry: 12pm, Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Contact short-listed: 12pm, Friday 31 May 2013

Confirmation of the winner: Summer 2013

More information on: http://www.nesta.org.uk/areas_of_work/challengeprizes/assets/features/undp_prize

Good Luck!



2 responses to “Looking for renewable energy innovators…

  1. So are you not allowed to use alternative energy systems that we already have but on a smaller scale? Surely wind turbines and solar panels could do the job of over 2Kwh or am i just talking nonsense?

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