Local autonomy for energy, food, water and medicine by using the one source of energy freely available: the sun.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
We believe that local autonomy for Energy, Food, Water and Medicine is creates the solid ground for any further development. It breaks the destructive dependencies from outside (energy-) sources. It creates inner security, jobs and sources of income.
Small, internationally interlinked ‘Solar Power Villages’ are much less vulnerable to desasters (climate, pandemics, conflicts) compared to the urban Megacities
The main aim of the Technology Training and Transfer Center will concentrate on needed Products for the “Global South”. The TTT Center will get fully functioning demonstrators from the company “SunOrbit” (or similar companies), built with the high standard of industrialized countries and adapt them to the possibility of local production and use for Africa (and other countries of the Global South.) Easy to use and produce. Thereby, this should make them live easier and bring income and work.
In the Technology, Training & Transfer-Centers complete ‘Solar Power Villages’ are operated on a daily basis by a highly motivated, multiskilled transfer team.
Training & Transfer
Selected teams from the global South are invited to live for a defined time period with the transfer team within and with Solar Power Village, in order to understand in detail its functionality and possibilities.
Basing on their gained experience the teams from the global South define specific versions of Solar Power Villages, adapted to their local needs and possibilities.
The transfer team of the TTT Platform and the visiting team create in a technical synthesis the specifics of the ‘Solar Power Village’ to be transferred to the homeland of the visiting team.
The visiting team creates in their homeland a ‘Solar Power Village’ and becomes a member in the international ‘Association of autonomous Solar Power Villages’.
They exchange experiences and ideas. Novel elements will be developed in one of a chain of TTT Platforms.
AROUND THE WORLD
In due time there will be TTT Centers around the world. Currently there is a development Center in Germany and the first TTT Center has been opened in Portugal.
The TTT Center got fully functioning demonstrators from the company “SunOrbit”, built with the high standard of industrialized countries and is adapting them to the possibility of local production and use for the Global South.)
The ‘Solar Power Village’ is operated on a daily basis by a highly motivated, multiskilled transfer team.
A second, parallel, action of the TTT center will bring this systems to the disposition of the Mediterranean countries of Europe such as Portugal itself, mainly to contribute mastering the threats caused by the rapidly growing impacts of the climate change (water scarcity, desertification, decentral , autonomous solar Systems).
DO IT YOURSELF
HOW TO GET A LICENCE TO USE A PATENT
The TTT is working together with NGOs and GOs who have similar goals as the TTT. Any organization interested in sustainable technology may apply for a license to use one of the patents owned by the Hella Boccara Foundation. For organizations working in the global south the Foundation offers Social Franchising contracts, which give access to the patented ideas and plans of products free of charge.
WHAT TO DO FIRST
The NGO or GO chooses a project in a specific country. Depending on their priorities they then define:
Should there be a Technology Transfer? If yes, when? Right at the beginning or at later point in time? In case of a technology transfer, the NGO... If a technology transfer is made, they NGO assures that 20% of the sales goes back to the local organization.
What kind of training is needed? An inbound training at the TTT in Portugal? If yes, the NGO defines the participants. They organize and finance the trip.
Or should it be an outbound training? If yeas, a person from the TTT or at least, certified by the TTT, travels to the specific country with a minimum of demonstration equipment.
The NGO controls that, after the training, the knowledge is locally transmitted to other members of the community.
Each NGO or GO needs to pay 2000€ upfront, to make sure that there is a real commitment behind the activities.
HOW TO LEARN
The TTTs offer the following trainings:
Use of the patented technology A Hier brauche ich jeweils noch die Namen..
Use of the patented technology B
Use of the patented technology C
How to use the technology to produce and sell the goods of the customer.
how to make a business plan. The participant will create and present a simple business plan on how to finance his business and how to sell the produced goods locally, the village and the region
After successfully completing a training and passing the final test, the participant will get a certificate.
All trainings are offered as inbound or outbound trainings.
Inbound training: We recommend to do an inbound training, whenever possible. At the TTT every participant sees all technologies in operation and he has access to the knowledgeable specialists. This allows for a comprehensive learning.
After signing a partnership contract with the TTT, the NGO is sending one or several persons to the TTT. It organizes and pays for the passports, visas, travel and so on for the trainees. The TTT helps to organize the local transports. accommodation and food in Portugal. To minimize the risk, that participants are trying to stay in Europe, it’s important to choose people who have good roots in their country.
Inbound trainings are a good option to be used as a train the trainer program.
Outbound training: Outbound trainings are also possible. In that case either a member of the TTT or a specialist certified by the TTT, travels to the specific country with a minimum of demonstration equipment for the respective technology.
MAIN CONDITIONS TO GET A SOCIAL FRANCHISING CONTRACT:
The NGO or GO has signed a partnership contract with the TTT.
The training participant appointed by the NGO has successfully completed the following trainings:
Use of the respective patented technology.
how to produce and sell the goods.
how to make a business plan to produce and sell the goods
The training participant must pay 20% of the amount of the sold goods to the NGO or GO for a local fond to help developing the population of the region. This is individual for each contract.