Civilized Graeme

Civilized Graeme

is creating a turnkey solar energy solution for developing nations

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I went around the world for five years speaking to leaders in developing nations about the benefits of introducing renewable energy from 2010 to 2014. I found out that their countries were in dire need of electricity, yet could not afford to purchase any large-scale projects outright, nor would they commit to or sign a Power Purchase Agreement, for various reasons. Nonetheless, the problem exists and we need to address it. 

If we provide power to the people, they - and their communities - will begin to prosper. Don't be misled, power is what they want, and we can supply it. In those communities today with access to electricity, generated by fossil fuels, it is expensive and brown-outs are a regular occurrence. In those without, micro-grids are the answer. People in these developing nations know that with electricity their children would benefit, whether the industries that would employ them, the farms that would feed them, the schools that would teach them, the clinics that would heal them or the barracks that would protect them.

With the introduction of micro-grids (the combination of a solar and/or wind power generator with a battery), of various sizes, connected then to homes and businesses, as well as hospitals and schools, would serve an immense rural population around the world who simply cannot afford such systems, nor can their nation afford to connect them to the grid. I propose a nation-by-nation approach to deliver solar-powered energy to remote communities beginning with islands across the Caribbean, then the nations of Central America, South Asia and Africa.

It is a huge undertaking, but by providing these many communities with renewable energy, as a result we would ultimately deliver pumped and filtered water, cold storage (for food and medicines) and lighting, and satisfy a vast and underserved population in a safe and reliable manner and enable self-sufficiency locally, and negate the nation's dependency on fossil fuels as a source of generating electricity inefficiently, while reducing greenhouse emissions.      
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Volunteer
$1 or more per month
A helpful believer in beneficial change, you can share my posts and generally assist in the promotion of this page and my vision to deliver power to the people in developing nations around the world by ultimately providing them with solar-powered generating stations - attached to batteries, in order to store energy, creating an effective microgrid.
Management
$20 or more per month
With your help, in the short-term, I need to first contact people in numerous organizations (United Nations, etc) and continue to communicate our progress with them, and - in order to execute successfully - will in the mid-term need to attract and retain a team of assorted professionals, with the aforementioned financing partners involved, in order to deliver and install micro-grid solar systems that will be connected to nearby batteries and onward in the long-term to the end user.
Goals
0 of 250 patrons
With 250 patrons, each contributing $20 a month, I will be able to feed my children and continue the daily letter-writing campaign and also produce and upload podcasts to keep everyone aware of the progress being made - and ask that you augment my efforts with your own letters of support, as I believe strength in numbers will prevail. 
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I went around the world for five years speaking to leaders in developing nations about the benefits of introducing renewable energy from 2010 to 2014. I found out that their countries were in dire need of electricity, yet could not afford to purchase any large-scale projects outright, nor would they commit to or sign a Power Purchase Agreement, for various reasons. Nonetheless, the problem exists and we need to address it. 

If we provide power to the people, they - and their communities - will begin to prosper. Don't be misled, power is what they want, and we can supply it. In those communities today with access to electricity, generated by fossil fuels, it is expensive and brown-outs are a regular occurrence. In those without, micro-grids are the answer. People in these developing nations know that with electricity their children would benefit, whether the industries that would employ them, the farms that would feed them, the schools that would teach them, the clinics that would heal them or the barracks that would protect them.

With the introduction of micro-grids (the combination of a solar and/or wind power generator with a battery), of various sizes, connected then to homes and businesses, as well as hospitals and schools, would serve an immense rural population around the world who simply cannot afford such systems, nor can their nation afford to connect them to the grid. I propose a nation-by-nation approach to deliver solar-powered energy to remote communities beginning with islands across the Caribbean, then the nations of Central America, South Asia and Africa.

It is a huge undertaking, but by providing these many communities with renewable energy, as a result we would ultimately deliver pumped and filtered water, cold storage (for food and medicines) and lighting, and satisfy a vast and underserved population in a safe and reliable manner and enable self-sufficiency locally, and negate the nation's dependency on fossil fuels as a source of generating electricity inefficiently, while reducing greenhouse emissions.      

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Tiers
Volunteer
$1 or more per month
A helpful believer in beneficial change, you can share my posts and generally assist in the promotion of this page and my vision to deliver power to the people in developing nations around the world by ultimately providing them with solar-powered generating stations - attached to batteries, in order to store energy, creating an effective microgrid.
Management
$20 or more per month
With your help, in the short-term, I need to first contact people in numerous organizations (United Nations, etc) and continue to communicate our progress with them, and - in order to execute successfully - will in the mid-term need to attract and retain a team of assorted professionals, with the aforementioned financing partners involved, in order to deliver and install micro-grid solar systems that will be connected to nearby batteries and onward in the long-term to the end user.