We aim at developing sustainable alternatives for addressing energy and water needs in emergency situations.
Jenin Charitable Hospital Gaza
We designed and installed a modular plant on the Jenin Charitable Hospital in Gaza. Prior to the installation of the plant the hospital could only work 4 hours a day. Now thanks to the first modulus of the Sunshine4Palestine plant, the hospital has 17 hours of operativity, completely off grid. This is the first hospital in Gaza being completely independent on the electric network.
Tree of Light
This project is aimed at the street illumination in the refugee camps. We propose the installation of photovoltaic trees, and to build a system of LED lamps to illuminate the public areas.
Water from Air
Getting water from air is possible by collecting its the humidity. This is a scalable solution that can provide safe drinking water for small families or, with larger machines, for entire buildings and can be completely powered with renewable energies.
When a large amount of water is needed, desalination becomes an important tool. We here propose to use innovative technologies as graphene membranes, blue energy, to produce desalination plants that are powered with renewable energy sources and completely off-grid.
In collaboration with students from the Applied Science College of the Al-Aqsa University in Gaza we will give rise to the first scientific divulgation project in the Gaza Strip. School kids – between 6 and 18 years of age – will then be guided trough the various experiments, becoming themselves the young scientists that will be performing and explaining science to a broader public. Many small experiments will be conducted, and some groups will work on projects to make the first pieces of what will become the first Science Museum in Gaza.
Escola de Luz
In collaboration with Tabanka ONLUS and with WINDKINETIC LTD, Sunshine4Palestine will convert the “Baltazar Lopez da Silva” school located on the St. Nicolau Island in the Cape Verde archipelagos to photovoltaic. The school, attended by around 1000 students every day in multiple shifts, is currently powered by oil based generators. Sunshine4Palestine will provide a pre-assembled plug and play PV plant and a didactical kit aimed at teaching the students how energy is produced and stored.
PV Water Distribution Buffer Zone Gaza
Banu Suhaila is an extremely poor rural area that has been devastated by the 2014 attacks. Water, both for domestic and agricultural usage, is currently distributed to the local population by means of gas powered pumps that operate for 3-4 hours, once every 3 days. We are currently working to replace these pumps with photovoltaic ones to provide water for 10 hours a day, every day. We are also planning to provide the area with a solar powered street lighting system of stand alone lamps, as the area is now completely dark at night.
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As similarly minded people, we have founded a non-profit association named Sunshine4Palestine, with the aim of applying new technologies and renewable energy sources to provide clean and drinkable water and energy where needed
Having access to an energy source and to enough drinkable water are two ineluctable rights that all human beings should have access to. Recent technological advancements are allowing more and more the usage of renewable energy sources as solar and wind power. When energy is not accessible, off grid systems might be the answer. Smaller scale and distribution on the territory do the rest.