ÉnergieRich in partnership with Burkina Énergie Technologies Appropriées (BETA) advances opportunities for communities to establish durable renewable energy and technology access through local production of innovative appropriate technology.

 

Our Mission

We seek to spark a major transformation of the organization of economic production and innovation in underserved communities while inspiring global social consciousness for STEM innovators.  Our initial pilot project in Burkina Faso introduces locally assembled solar products at a lower cost than imported manufactured goods.  The production of economically viable and socio-cultural appropriate technology produced by local populations, provides economic, educational, technological and health stimulus.  As our organization grows we will begin operations in underserved communities in the U.S. 


We must dare to invent the future
— Thomas Sankara

Primary Goals

  • Introduce local small scale manufacturing of multiple solar powered appropriate technology products. Initial products: Locally assembled solar panels, solar powered poultry egg incubator, portable solar lamps

 

 

  • Develop solar powered appropriate technology to enhance agricultural production.  Our partner organizations Burkina Energy and Appropriate Technology (BETA) and Center for Training and the Promotion of Improved Aviculture (CFPA) are leaders in solar access and agricultural training rural areas of Burkina Faso.  We are working together to develop innovative solar products to enhance agricultural production 
  • Inspire young socially conscious engineers, particularly underrepresented groups in STEM ÉnergieRich partnered with Stanford Society of Black Engineers (SSBE) to develop a prototype of the solar poultry incubator.  In July 2017 student SSBE members traveled to Burkina Faso to test the prototype.  

 

  • Address energy and food challenges in underserved communities in the U.S. There are many energy challenges and difficulties in accessing fresh organic poultry in the U.S.  We envision use of our products in the U.S. to address our own domestic energy and food challenges.