Recently I encountered the posts of an interesting engineer in Nigeria. In his post from March 2022 - SISAPOWER (ENERGY FOR 21st CENTURY, @sisapower identified a real challenge in his homeland. Of course, an intelligent person can see an opportunity with every challenge.
Currently, forty-five percent of Nigeria is without electricity and many more have less than three hours daily; how would 188 million people charge their mobile devices charge their devices? This situation offers a lot of opportunities for Sisapower.
I had read about another invention of his that would be a real benefit in the poultry industry.
Although solar power generation is not new, this application could be another excellent idea. I wonder about the cost. Solar panels have become much more affordable since I first became interested in them. The storage cost is an issue because batteries are not cheap, and solar power is unreliable at night (that is a joke). I looked at various low-cost alternatives such as batteries made by interlacing copper coins, acid-infused (dampened) cardboard, aluminum foil; earth batteries; and even flywheel generators in the past. Potentially one could add supercapacitors to a hand-cranked generator. A few minutes of cranking could store many minutes of charging time.
An intriguing alternative could be introducing a Sterling Motor-based generator plant. Since it works on the difference between hot and cold sources, it can derive its heat from a fresnel lens (a giant magnifying glass) or ice-cold water and ambient temperature.
I am interested in some form of solution for this because an acquaintance on the Blurt platform (and who also lives in Nigeria) was without power for a couple of days not too long ago. It is equally valid for my Nigerian acquaintances who create on the Steem platform.
I encourage everyone to connect with @sisapower and perhaps consider some form of crowd investment. Would the people consider charging their phones and tipping with crypto in a community that suffers from occasional blackouts or without power at all? Could a data logger be attached to this charging station and create a post on the various crypto sites? Finally, could the investors in this project receive a weekly dividend as a percentage of the tips and upvote earnings?
One way to make any cryptocurrency increase in price is to give it value in the real world.