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 plo

Global Replication

The centers aim to positively impact quality of li

Efficient Vaccine Storage

The clinics promote wellbeing in living and workin

Innovation & Sustainability Education Program

An initiative for children to effectively contribu

LSK (Lok Seva Kendra)

Centre providing basic print services to serve reg

Training of Trainers

The initiative aims to train trainers to reach mor

Clean Cooking

Air quality improvement through sustainable cookin

Meditree

Efficiency in built infrastructure of health cente

Natural Lighting

Products and processes to enable inclusion of basi

Portable Housing

Improved temporary housing solutions for migrant s

Dholakwaale

Strengthening financial capital of drum-makers usi

Solar Looms

Developing a thriving ecosystem for decentralized

University Engagement Program

The centers aim to positively impact quality of li

Home Lighting

Decentralized renewable energy solution for rural

Light For Education

Solar powered Lighting for underprivileged student

Digital Education Program

Solar powered, digital and audio-video content for

Invention and Sustainability Education

An initiative for children to effectively contribu

Minigrids

Mini-grid can be a sustainable energy access model

Kowdi

Preserving a vibrant textile patchwork handicraft,

Silk reeling

Alleviating the strenuous and hazardous thigh reel

Inventing Green

To make renewable energy systems into sustainable

Grid Integrated Minigrid System

Integrating decentralized renewable energy solutio

Energy Centers

Centrally charged solar powered hubs for that prov

Portable Water Pump

Solar Powered Portable Water Pumps for Small Holdi

Blacksmithy Blower

Renewable energy solution combined with affordable

Agri-Processing

Renewable energy technologies for agricultural pro

Labour Monitering Tool

Labour monitoring at Health Sub Centres or Primary

Sewing Machine

Expanding livelihood opportunities and encouraging

Roti Rolling

Increasing and stabilizing incomes for Roti making

Solar Powered Health Clinic

The clinics promote wellbeing in living and workin

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