Project NRG - A Simpler Solution to Water & Energy Sustainability
Project NRG is a solar energy and water purification system made to help the Malaysian Orang Asli community by providing them a way to get access to sustainable clean water and electricity. In detail, the indigenous community that we will be targeting is the orang asli of Kampung Sungai Timun in Negeri Sembilan as the community lacked proper access to water, electricity and shelter. The system will consist of a small solar panel as well as a filtration system leading into a water distillation system thus successfully providing them the necessities in everyday life.
The indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, specifically the orang asli of Kampung Sungai Timun located in the state of Negeri Sembilan lack access to clean water, electricity, and shelter. As such this project aims to find a solution to provide them with such resources through the use of sustainable and affordable resources. Therefore, the project team decided to harness solar energy to generate both clean water for daily usage and electricity for home appliances such as light as solar energy is the most abundant resource on the planet. This was done by implementing a solar panel system and a water purification system that uses filtration and a water distillation system. By implementing this project, the team was able to achieve 2 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, and SDG 7, Affordable and Sustainable Clean Energy. In the end, the team managed to create and propose an innovative idea that meets the objective of providing them affordable and sustainable clean water and electricity