Bisamake helps out the Powerwells Team

Bisamake was the home base for Brad & Nick from Brisbane, Australia earlier this year. These young gentlemen set up shop at our makerspace for the assembly of their ingenious, self-contained systems of solar energy production. They use electronic waste (discarded old laptop batteries) to make small Solar-systems that can charge up to 30 mobile devices, as well as charge up the the included-lights which can provide up to 12 hours of light. This increases connectivity for those living in remote areas and it also extends productive hours of the day for economic and educational activities.

Laptop battery packs contain individual battery cells, similar to rechargeable AAs. The battery packs are then broken up to retrieve the individual cells, which are tested to determine their usability and these go into creating their “power wells”. Kudos to these young gentlemen for turning a simple idea into an impactful solution for those who need it most. During their 2 month stint in Bali, they were successful in deploying 20 of these power wells to remote villages in Lombok, East Bali and Sumba, with the idea to create many more of these power-wells upon returning to Brisbane. With the recent spate of earthquakes and other natural disasters in Indonesia, their systems will definitely benefit those living in remote villages. “All the best Brad & Nick in your mission to reach as many remote locations around the world.”

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Photos: Courtesy of Powerwells.org

Photos: Courtesy of Powerwells.org