Welcome to The Innovative Global Energy Solutions Center (igesc), bringing electricity, water and information technology to the off-grid places in the world.
Prototyping Remote Communities of Tomorrow
igesc's mission is to develop a living laboratory to address the grand challenges of energy, water and information technology sustainability in the remote regions of the developing world, and offer economic development opportunities to local communities through research and education.
An integrated, systems-based approach that provides sustainable solutions: igesc is a system to provide affordable energy, water, and IT solutions to a village setting in rural regions leading to opportunities for economic development and improvements in public health.
Over an estimated 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity and about 1 billion do not have access to water. Many regions in the developing world lack sufficient water to grow crops for food and consequentially, such regions are facing tipping points that could lead to widespread human suffering, instability, and chaos.
igesc's inaugural target - Turkana Basin Inistitute (TBI's), Kenya, Africa - a region analogous to Antarctic research stations in terms of opening the region to the scientific community. TBI's physical and IT infrastructures are inadequate to host a year-round population of 100 people. e-TBI can immediately help rural villages in Sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond.
Termed e-TBI , the experience will be disseminated and adopted in other regions of the developing world to achieve this shared vision.
The number of cell phones being used is rapidly approaching the number of humans in the world. Inspired by cell phones, e-TBI will provide rural areas in developing countries with new technologies that generate and store electricity locally.
e-TBI is a simple but effective off-grid solution that can offer foundational impact to bring economic development opportunities to the rural communities in developing world.
The Innovative Global Energy Solutions Center, through technological
advancement, education, and the pursuit of economic development,
is empowering people to help themselves.