Off-Grid Technology Village Tour
Off grid village information
While at AICAT, students visit the Off-grid technology village in Kibbutz Ketura and get to see cutting edge innovations that at the forefront of research and development of off-grid products and technologies. These products could be invaluable to their own community, especially if they live in an area that is not on the ""national grid"". The Off-Grid Village exhibits different styles of inexpensive and structures that can be built quickly, which are used for researching, testing, and showcasing off-grid new technologies and prototypes for solutions for energy, water and agriculture needs.
The village offers students to witness the unique testing and demonstration of local research, and small start-up's products - including:
- Vacuum Tube Solar Oven: A solar oven which uses insulated tubes to absorb the sun's sun's energy to heat water or food.
- Solar Cooker: This cooker offers a sustainable alternative to open-fire cooking which has been linked to health issues.
- Solar Generator: Powerful and compact, this solar generator can supply power for hours and is durable, easy to use and lightweight for portability.
- Powerpot: As water boils in this pot, phones and other electronic equipment are charged.
- Off-Grid Alert System: Provides a viable, solar-powered alarm system to prevent animals or equipment looting.
- HomeBiogas: Household sized biodigester which converts organic waste and animal manure into usable energy for cooking, heating, other household needs.
Off-grid village gallery
A house made from Sandbags, with solar panels, solar generator and Solar Oven
|HomeBiogas: Household sized biodigester which converts organic waste and animal manure into usable energy for cooking, heating, other household needs.|