Problem: Household Dependence on Non-Renewable Energy
The problem lies in the fact households rely so much on non-renewable energy for their electricity needs. Consequently, non-renewable energy has a number of impacts on both the environment and human health. It is also non-replenishable, which will have economic repercussions.
Technology: “Plant Power: The New Technology Turning Green Roofs into Living Power Plants” by Lucy Ingham
A new technology, created by the company, Plant-e, uses living plants in green roofs, parks and other green spaces, to generate energy. The technology works by converting waste electrons and protons generated by bacteria in the soil into usable electricity. This harnessed electricity can be used to charge phones, power lights and cut down a house’s reliance on external electricity sources.
Plant-e tech engineers/designers
Parks, buildings and green spaces
Consumers of the technology
In order to implement this technology on a large-scale, a number of investors need to be introduced
So far, this technology has only been launched in the Netherlands, more marketing and campaigning should be implemented to push its use in the U.S and other countries
Create educational opportunities for the public to learn about the technology and see how they can implement it in their own communities