Phase II - Sponsorship of communities
As stated in the introduction this is more a social initiative. We have already identified communities that are excellent candidates for the 1st installations under this initiative. These are in the areas where we can monitor the initiative closely and document the effectiveness. Units for the Caribbean will be sourced in the USA and for the coral triangle sourced in their home country. The Phillipines will be our first focus area. Manilla will be the city to build and test the entire system from our specifications. Then the system will be dismantled and packed into the same container that will house the system, and shipped to the seaside community. Units will be assembled on-site.
Project sponsorships will not only be from cash funding, but also be supplemented by special pricing from battery suppliers and they will be given credit for their contribution. The same will be true for the wind turbine system, container, solar panels and inverters.
Phase I - Design refinement
The technical concepts exist and have been deployed successfully around the world. Now we must adapt these technologies for our initiative. We thank The Georgia Institute of Technology Alternative Energy Club for their help in this early phase of our initiative. The successful designs will be posted in place of the pictures with individual credits of contribution.
Find the optimum combination of solar panels, vertical wind turbines , batteries and inverters for the max power resort unit and the most basic model for fishing villages. Calculations based on moderate solar panel efficiency average of 200 watts per square meter for our basic unit. Two 6.5x 3 meter arrays on the base (standard 20 foot) unit provides 39 square meters or 7.8 kilowatts of power that can be stored or used instantaneously.
We will be concentrating our initiative in tropical seaside communities; therefore, the container and components must be typhoon/hurricane resistant. The solar panel arrays require pivotal connections and cranks for inexpensive, low tech means of securing the panels flat against the container. The wind turbines mast will require a pivot hinge to fold down. And finally the container itself must be anchored. Packing the container with all the necessary equipment for installation will be part of this refinement.
Plastic melting induction kettle. Concept is electric induction kettle with a stack for fumes that melts all types of plastic. The molten plastic will be poured in to simple molds for products needed in the local community (i.e. locking style bricks, stools, pavers, floatation devices).