Multi-functional Hydro Powered Technology
The 7th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) focuses on providing clean, affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all parts of the world. In our current state of technology and human evolution , renewable energy only covers approximately less than 15% of the total global energy source. Renewable energy is crucial in conserving the world’s natural resources as well as providing a solution to the current environmental issues. Our main focus of renewable energy was hydro-electric energy due to the abundance of water and its reusability. Hydroelectricity is a form of energy that harnesses the power of water in motion, such as water flowing over a waterfall. The objective of our prototype is to innovate the water turbine that produces hydroelectricity, this prototype was required to be optimal in rural areas that lack access to reliable electricity. Therefore, simultaneously preserving the natural environment of rural areas . Our innovation was to reuse the water from the turbine and convert it into clean and filtered water for domestic use.
In Peninsular Malaysia, the indigenous people are referred to as Orang Asli, a collective term for its three main groups, namely the “Negritos”, “Senoi” and the “Proto-Malays”, each of which having various sub-ethnic groups. This project focuses on the 7th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) that aims to provide clean and affordable energy for all parts of the world. Our main target audience were the Che' Wong Indigenous Community located in central Malaysia, Pahang. Currently, the Che' Wong community in the remote areas of the Raub district are experiencing unreliable electricity. Therefore, our solution to this issue is to deliver a prototype that harnesses the power of water in motion instead of consuming conventional energy sources such as coal and petroleum. This may also be a potential solution to current environmental issues. This prototype aims to generate sufficient energy to the residential area of the Che' Wong community while preserving the natural environment of the rural area as well as providing clean and filtered water.