Bring Renewable Energy and Sustainable Electricity

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Innovative rural electrification model for poor, isolated families that uses renewable energy, social business models and small local entrepreneurs to provide sustainable electricity access.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Currently, 2 billion people (1/3 of the world’s population) have no access to electricity. Energy access is a basic component of improved living conditions and income generation. Neither governments nor utility companies have adequate solutions for this problem. Social entrepreneur Fábio Rosa developed a sustainable model to bring electricity to this population. This project will bring electricity to 1,000 poor families and consolidate the model to be replicated throughout the world.

How will this project solve this problem?

Installation of 1,000 (solar home systems); implementing a sustainable revolving fund to increase the number of beneficiaries--the IDEAAS Fund; training customers and small service providers. $25 funds solar lamps to brighten four rooms.

Potential Long Term Impact

1,000 rural families (3,000 children) will get solar electricity. 5,000 customers will be trained on the sustainable use of SHS. Creation of a customers’ manual. 10 small electricity-service entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs trained.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Project Leader

Fabio Rosa

Executive Director
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Bring Renewable Energy and Sustainable Electricity