Water Is Light
The Water is Light Project
This Projekt is a cooperation between the University of Applied Sciences Regensburg
(Fakulty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) and Ingenieure ohne Grenzen e.V.(Regionalgruppe Regensburg).
Background of the project
The origin of the project is based on the fact that in many rural areas in many countries of Africa and other developing countries worldwide
sufficient electricity supply is not present. In addition the costs of fuel for power units are very expensive. However,
in many countries water power often in form of small rivers is available,
which would enable a constant electricity supply for few houses or a village near these rivers. For this reason the aim is to develop an
open source and "do-it-your self" low power water turbine, requiring a flow rate of approximate 30 liter/sec and a water head of 2m.
Also one goal is that the components of the turbine are available in the developing countries or can be imported easily.
With these precondition we hope that we are able to contribute zu the concept "help for self-help".
Public Relation Material
Donation platform Betterplace: IoG on Betterplace
Open Source design
It is the clear intend of the project, to provide all documentation on design and technical background to everyone who engages in a sustainable use of Renewable Energies.
Benefits of the WIL250 system