TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

Building a decentralized ecosystem of skilled individuals at all levels of operations- from technicians to banking officials

Based on SELCO’s 22 years of experience, it was observed that there is a lack of products in the market that have been tested in the field. Existing test centers do not always consider field based parameters in the lab testing. This results in products that don’t meet field conditions and are not conducive to ground level implementation or result in constant technological issues on the ground. Product testing is also a cost and time intensive task and small energy enterprises lack the bandwidth to undertake this sort of testing in-house. Consequently, the product offerings that can be made to end users are restricted.

The technology and design team aims to identify these key technology barriers, which limit the ability of practitioners in India (and across the world) from extending energy access to unserved and underserved communities. Through a dual approach of field inputs, in-house lab tests and R&D partnerships the team intends to fulfill the technology and R&D needs of social enterprises working in the decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector for underserved communities. It is structured to cater to the need for quantitative or data-backed decision making while selecting components for the systems, to be a testing and pilot resources for innovative customized technical solutions, and to bring to the frontline new and emerging technology developments in clean energy targeted at social enterprises working with underserved communities.

TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN PROJECTS

Low Income Housing

Through various slum recognition projects land plots are allotted to people who

Global Replication

The centers aim to positively impact quality of life and livelihoods by addressi

Efficient Vaccine Storage

The clinics promote wellbeing in living and working environments through sustain

Innovation & Sustainability Education Program

An initiative for children to effectively contribute towards inventions for sust

LSK (Lok Seva Kendra)

Centre providing basic print services to serve regular needs of tribal communiti

Training of Trainers

The initiative aims to train trainers to reach more potential technicians and de

Clean Cooking

Air quality improvement through sustainable cooking technology solutions

Meditree

Efficiency in built infrastructure of health centers through vernacular construc

Natural Lighting

Products and processes to enable inclusion of basic natural lighting and ventila

Portable Housing

Improved temporary housing solutions for migrant settlements via energy efficien

Dholakwaale

Strengthening financial capital of drum-makers using sustainable frameworks.

Solar Looms

Developing a thriving ecosystem for decentralized weaver clusters through clean

University Engagement Program

The centers aim to positively impact quality of life and livelihoods by addressi

Home Lighting

Decentralized renewable energy solution for rural electrification

Light For Education

Solar powered Lighting for underprivileged students

Digital Education Program

Solar powered, digital and audio-video content for underprivileged students.

Invention and Sustainability Education

An initiative for children to effectively contribute towards inventions for sust

Minigrids

Mini-grid can be a sustainable energy access model, given appropriate financial

Kowdi

Preserving a vibrant textile patchwork handicraft, by empowering women artisans

Silk reeling

Alleviating the strenuous and hazardous thigh reeling manual process of yarn ree

Inventing Green

To make renewable energy systems into sustainable energy systems by re-looking a

Grid Integrated Minigrid System

Integrating decentralized renewable energy solutions with existing utilities inf

Energy Centers

Centrally charged solar powered hubs for that provide access to need based servi

Portable Water Pump

Solar Powered Portable Water Pumps for Small Holding Farmers.

Blacksmithy Blower

Renewable energy solution combined with affordable finance for poor blacksmiths.

Agri-Processing

Renewable energy technologies for agricultural processing generate sustainable l

Labour Monitering Tool

Labour monitoring at Health Sub Centres or Primary Health Centres (PHCs) is cruc

Sewing Machine

Expanding livelihood opportunities and encouraging entrepreneurial growth of tai

Roti Rolling

Increasing and stabilizing incomes for Roti making entreprenuers by providing re

Solar Powered Health Clinic

The clinics promote wellbeing in living and working environments through sustain

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