André Fernandes ~ Renewable Energy In Slums

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Renewable energy is a great opportunity to decrease costs, amplify the access to electricity in underserved areas and generate jobs/income opportunities in the communities.
In Brazil, it’s common to see in many slums illegal access to electricity, as people say “gato”. In addition to be illegal, the lack of a proper installation let the whole slum vulnerable to accidents, like a fire.

And in addition to the solar energy, what other sources of energy can we imagine for slums?

From the feedback given by Laurent – see on the comments – this idea also connects directly to sanitation management, that’s another huge challenge to face in slums. And IDEO has already worked on a business model for sanitation management in Ghana. Check here:
Considering this IDEO business model on sanitation management, what else could we consider?

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