Lumière à Madagascar

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Help us to finalize and to install the four small hydroelectric plants in Madagascar 

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Lumière à Madagascar

A Swiss NGO, an university of applied sciences and Malagasy artisans combine theirs competences in order to build 4 small hydroelectric plants.

 

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Figure 1: The electricity provides much more than light source. For example, it allows students to study after the daylight.

 

Building low-cost hydraulic energy for the developping countries is possible ! A Swiss-based NGO – CEAS– and a team of the university of Applied Sciences in Fribourg set theirself this ambitious challenge.

 

In Madagascar, only 5% of habitants have access to the national electric network, which impacts the social and economic development. Therefore, the CEAS has invested a lot to develop local capacities and competences for renewable energy production since 20XX. In 2015, we builded a low-cost wind turbine thanks to our Kiss Bankers. We hope that tomorrow the Malagasy people will be able to exploit the power of their hydraulic resources. Small hydroelectric plants will be adapted to low head (approximately 3 meters high) to produce until 3 kW.

 

Swiss NGO, CEAS,  is cooperating with an university of Applied Sciences well-know for its hydraulic, mechanical and electrical competences. Under the supervision of three professors, Nicolas El-Hayek, a young engineer,  is closed to finish the first prototype of  a small hydroelectric plant. It would be simple, strong and affordable. In the middle of November, he is flying to Madagascar, where he is going to collaborate with local workshop, Tsiky. Together, they are going to build this first prototype and to start three other plants 100% made in Madagascar ! Those would be built in villages, which do not have access to  national electricity network.

 

At the same time, the manufacturing process would be published on an open-source plateform, lowtech lab. This ways everyone would have access this technology !

 

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This project would improve the life conditions of Malgasy families at various level with electrification.

 

Together, let’s make the red island a new land of hydraulic energy.

 

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Figure 5: Madagascar map with the strategic points

 

The first prototype are going to be built in the district of Amboniriana. Located in the surrounding of a national road, RN7, which connected Tana to Antsirabe. This highland region is known for the rice culture(1200m high).

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08_turbine-1505987902 Figure 6: Modeling of the turbine and its axle

 

Do you want this prototype to become a reality ?

Join us and together, we will create clean, sustainable and affordable energy for dozens of Malagasy families !

 

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Figure 7 : The access to renewable energies is priority according to the UN

Let's install together four small hydroelectric plants "Made in Madagascar" !

 

Allocation of funds

The R&D stage consists of adapting the plan and realizing a model of hydroelectric plant, which would fit with the local needs and produce between 1 to 3 kW.

 

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Moreover, a considerable work would be to find the suitable materials in Madagascar. The plant should be retractable in case of hurricanes. The first prototype is estimated around 3‘000 € of course more expensive than the standardized version.

 

Besides, we will emphasize the formation of Malagasy apprentices and Malagasy workers. It represents a considerable added value for them and their families. Finally, it will assure that the plants could be built and maintained locally.

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In Madagascar, there are multiple villages that could benefit from hydroelectric plants

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HEIA-FR University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg. In this project, two specific institutes are involved ENERGY and SiSo. We would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Dr. Niederhäuser (director of the faculty Energy HEIA-FR), Dr. Donato (director of the institute of sustainable engineering system HEIA-FR), Dr. Bourquin (Professor HEIA-FR, mechanical design), and Dr. Rozetta (Professor HEIA-FR, electrical engineering), as well as Nicolas El Hayek (Collaborator HEIA-FR hydraulic ernergy) for their deep involvement as well as their students.

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PATMad - Malagasy association of technical support to producers and agro-transformers in Madagascar. Since 1999, PATMad has been actif implementation of project destinated to the economic development in the rural area. CEAS has collaborated with PATMad to every hydroelectric projects during the last 6 years.

 

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For €5 and more

Our most sincere Thank You ! Small streams make big rivers.

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Delivery Dezember 2017
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For €10 and more

You are fantastic ! A thank you video will be delivered to you in an email from Madagascar.

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Delivery Februar 2018
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For €25 and more

You are wonderful! You will receive a wish card from Madagascar with a pen of our association in order to write a love note to to your relatives and a thank you video from Madagascar.

Backers 9
Delivery Februar 2018
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For €45 and more

You are amazing! You will get a pack of sundried organic pineapples from Madagascar, along with a wish card and the CEAS pen to write a love note. You will receive as well a thank you video from Madagascar.

Backers 31
Delivery Februar 2018
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For €75 and more

You are brilliant! Many many thanks. You will get our 2018 calendar from Madagascar as well as a thank you video from Madagascar, a wish card and the CEAS pen to write a love note.

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Delivery Februar 2018
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For €100 and more

You are simply incredible! Thank YOU! You will get two bags of organic dried fruits from Madagascar (pineapple, banana), along with our 2018 calendar from Madagascar, the thank you video, a wish card with the CEAS pen in order to write a love note.

Backers 28
Delivery Februar 2018
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For €150 and more

You are AMAZING! Many many thanks! You will get few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar as well as our 2018 calendar from Madagascar and a thank you video.

Backers 7
Delivery Februar 2018
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For €250 and more

You are unbelievable! Many many thanks! You will get few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar as well as our 2018 calendar from Madagascar, four bags of organic dried fruits from Madagascar (pineapple, banana, physalis, kaki), a wish card with the CEAS pen in order to write a love note and a thank you video.

Backers 6
Delivery Februar 2018
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For €500 and more

You are terrific! Many many sincere thanks. You will get a wild silk scarf from Madagascar. But also, our 2018 calendar and few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar.

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Delivery Februar 2018
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For €1,000 and more

You are just extraordinary! Many many thanks! You will get a bottle of the famous rhum from Magascar as well as few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar, our 2018 calendar from Madagascar, four bags of organic dried fruits from Madagascar (pineapple, banana, physalis, kaki), a thank you video.

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Delivery Februar 2018
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For €2,000 and more

A great many thanks! During one evening, you will experiment a wonderful african diner for two people in a wonderful restaurant near you. As well as few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar, our 2018 calendar and a thank you video.

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Delivery Februar 2018
Availability 8/8
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For €3,000 and more

Many many Thanks. You are the godfather to one of the four hydroelectric plants. You will be able to choose the name of one of the plant. During one evening, you will experiment a wonderful african diner for two people in a wonderful restaurant near you. You will receive as well as a bottle of the famous rhum from Magascar, few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar, our 2018 calendar, four bags of organic dried fruits from Madagascar (pineapple, banana, physalis, kakis), a thank you video.

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Delivery Februar 2018
Availability 3/3
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For €3,000 and more

Many many Thanks. You are the godfather to one of the four hydroelectric plants. You will be able to choose the name of one of the plant. During one evening, you will experiment a wonderful african diner for two people in a wonderful restaurant near you. You will receive as well as a wild silk scarf from Madagascar, few Vanilla Pods from Madagascar, our 2018 calendar, four bags of organic dried fruits from Madagascar (pineapple, banana, physalis, kakis), a thank you video.

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Delivery Februar 2018
Availability 3/3
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