If your country has a feed-in tariff, excess power can be used as an income stream.
Either way costs will be reduced making more funds available for other projects.
THIRD-WORLD & RURAL APPLICATIONS
The Solar Sidewalk will also benefit remote and rural communities in the Third World.
Delivering electricity to these communities will have an effect on improving the
the long term quality of life by:
Improving/reducing the rate of Climate Change by reducing the rates of de-forestisation
and reduction in CO2 levels created by burning wood
The quality of air will improve through the reduction of air pollution from fires.
Reducing, or eliminating, the need for fires, reducing the number of injuries and
fatalities from burning etc. through the provision of Lighting & Heating
Enabling the installation of micro-water purification plants
Access to electricity will also enable the creation of micro-industries. A few examples
Micro-water purification plants - delivering Clean, Drinkable Water
Creation of micro Aqua-culture through the installation of pumps and other equipment
for use by sustainable local fisheries
Conservation, storage, processing and packaging of vegetable & fresh fruits e.g.
Bananas, Papaya, etc. by enabling the installation of fridges & freezers
Lighting & Heating - eliminating/reducing the need for fires for cooking for reasons
Having electricity on tap in remote local communities could also encourage governments
to start linking villages to their national grids as excess power can then be fed
into the grid for use elsewhere in the region.
With hard-surface solar paving, communities will also reduce airborne dust enabling
homes to be kept cleaner as dirt and refuse can be swept or washed away more efficiently
than if on a sandy surface, once again improving the quality of life.
DISASTER RELIEF and REFUGEE CAMPS
The Solar Sidewalk will also be of benefit in disaster areas and in refugee camps.
Solar Sidewalks can be quickly laid initially providing power to essential relief
services. We have been requested by the UNDP to advise them as soon as the product
is available for use in these areas.
Solar Sidewalk pavers can also be used around
your home. So while you are at the office or away
on holiday, Solar Sidewalk pavers will be
generating power reducing your electricity bill and
putting money in your bank account.
We are currently in a round of fund raising to build and implement a pilot site.
We are interested in discussing equity investment options with Investors.
To replace all solid concrete pavement slabs world-wide with Solar Sidewalk pavers
creating a clean and green environment for all.
We have already identified staff on 5 continents to drive the product once we have
completed the Pilot Project.
The scope of this project is paved areas or areas which could be paved for pedestrian
The product is NOT for use as a roadway or a driveway.
Which would you prefer In your town or city?
Early Proof of Concept (without the steel frame) to test surface integrity and concept
viability. An “off the shelf” PV cell was used (normally used for camping). Pavers
are a standard size provided by the supplier. Sidewalk dimensions are 1,840mm x 920mm
(or 6’ 4” x 3’ 2”) although various sizes can be ordered.