Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Manoj Bhargava : My Hero

Hardly a day passes without reading news of inventions / innovations , that will solve , a country's or the world's energy problems in such a way that pollution and global warming , will go down

Most of these focus on renewable energy, as an answer to these problems

But , many of these innovations face following hurdles :

*   They require huge investments , beyond the reach of common man

*   They depend upon sources which fluctuate thru the day ( Sun / Wind )

*   Their conversion efficiencies are rather low ( 20 % or so )

*   These devices themselves need to be fabricated in large factories

*   These devices need large " Battery Storage " ( when no wind or sun )

*   At least in case of wind power , output needs to be fed into a grid

*   Need long lead-times for installing / commissioning

*   Need large land area ( impossible for a poor person needing power )

All these hurdles get overcome by an innovation that Manoj Bhargava ( www.BillionsInChange.com ) has come up with , in the form of a simple bicycle driven electricity generator ( costing around Rs 10,000 / - ), and which can be fabricated by any tiny workshop in a small town

When pedaled for one hour , it produces ( and stores ) enough electricity to light up 12 bulbs of 100 Watts each , for 24 hours !

Some 15 / 20 such contraptions are under testing for past 2 months , in villages of North India

Villagers are simply amazed / awed / inspired  !

My suggestion to Manoj :

Can you come up with a slightly bigger version ( but with same simplicity of working ) , that can power :

#   Small Domestic appliance ( Mixer / Grinder / Fan / Fridge / Oven / TV )

#   Small Industrial tool ( Handheld drill / Soldering Iron / Welding Set )

#   Small Commercial gadget ( Xerox / Printer / POS device / Card Reader  )

#   Self Employment Device ( Car Battery Charger/including for Elec Cars ? )

#   Agricultural Device ( Water Pump / Thrasher / Cold Storage )

#   Physical Fitness Device ( Tread Mills in Gyms )

And two more request to Manoj :

#   To set in motion a REVOLUTION of unparallel dimension , enable anyone
      to download from your web site ( after due registration ) ,  DESIGNS /
      MANUFACTURING  DRAWINGS , for all of your devices , FREE of cost  !

#    Where can I send a cheque for Rs 10 lakh ( 80 G or not ) , to set up 100
      jobless youth into dignified Self Employment , using your device  ? 

      You select them

Remember what Albert Einstein said about Mahatma Gandhi ?

“  Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth  ”

It is time to follow in Mahatma's footsteps  !


www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

22   May   2016


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