EMPOWER GIRLS AND WOMEN THROUGH THE RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
Energy is somewhat not accessible in the eastern and northern areas of Indonesia. The wise ulitization of energy must be wise to enhance the develop the people mostly for the rural areaGAWIREA
Exploring Indonesia’s diverse nature produces some information about the unstable conditions that can not utilize wisely. Doing a social mapping for about three months in some rural areas creates ideas to use the local energy theme or object to empower the local people. We did social mapping to map the problems experienced by the community and help the community find solutions to these problems. By seeking the existing funding, the necessary investment is the initial act to build the technology using local energy.
Enhancing the local people’s awareness of potential energy and aligning daily habits to seek the opportunity to implement energy in their lives. Study the necessary basic things to be completed, finding the right technology to be applied. The solutions obtained aim to empower grassroots communities to be energy and economically independent. We are currently active in Kalimantan and South Papua.
After conducting social mapping, we found that many villages in Kalimantan still need access to electricity from the government. At the same time, Kalimantan has the potential to develop renewable energy. Limited access to energy in Kalimantan creates a domino effect, such as limited access to education and health facilities.
GAWIREA is committed to helping children’s education in rural areas of Kalimantan by introducing them to renewable energy and connecting them with donors who will help support an efficient learning process using renewable energy. In addition, we aim to develop education for children and women to develop their capacity to manage Kalimantan’s nature in protecting biodiversity.
Food security is a challenge felt by every level of society, including those in Papua. One of the villages currently facing food security challenges is Samurukie Village. Infrastructure and electrification access in several Papua areas still need to be improved. Sago, as the primary commodity of the people in Papua, requires technology and renewable energy to increase production and quality. The role of women’s participation in food security in Samurukie Village is crucial. However, sago processing efficiency still needs to improve due to the lack of access to production facilities.
Our innovation presents a solar-powered sago grater. That way, our innovation ensures the availability of access to energy so that women can use it to increase the efficiency of sago production. Assuming the daily sago grating time is 3 hours and the sago yield percentage is 20%, it is found that one-day fresh starch is obtained as much as 187.188 kg per day. A drying process is required to obtain dry sago flour, which reduces the weight of new starch by up to 50% so that the production of sago flour is approximately 93.594 kg per day.
We obtained a PV rooftop system design for all sago processing equipment. A total of 3.24 kWp of PV modules is used. A 48 V 80 A solar charge controller is used to charge 12 12V 100 Ah batteries, with a total battery system voltage of 48 V and a full capacity of 300 Ah. The load used is a 1.1 kW sago grater with a daily consumption of 3.3 kWh, with a 500 W water pump with a daily consumption of 1.5 kWh.
In addition, our innovations positively impact reducing greenhouse gases, preserving local food sources, empowering women through collective movement, meeting basic needs, and increasing productivity. This project implements renewable energy as a solution to food security and women’s empowerment.
Investing in people is the foremost step to facing the energy transition. Empowered grassroots communities will be valuable in dealing with climate change. With that in GAWIREA, we hope that no one will leave behind. Our social enterprises have the principle to act locally and impact globally!