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Schneider Electric’s new product gives the impoverished electricity, water and heat

December 2, 2013 | Written by The Grand Signal
Photo courtesy of pierre-alain dorange

Schneider Electric is building a solution named Microsol, based on the principle of cogeneration of electricity and heat, applying a new approach to solar thermodynamics. The purpose of this initiative is to meet three basic needs regularly expressed by world’s impoverished: access to electricity, clean drinking weater and heat.

Microsol is also targeted to helping the tourism integration by providing energy required for premium servcies in area that lack it: electricity, refrigeration, hot water, laundry, drinking water, etc.

A Microsol solution produces 50 MWh/year of electricit, 1,000 m3/year of drinking water, and around 800 MWh/year of thermal energy. Microsol is launching it’s pilot project in Kenya.

via Biztech Africa

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