The idea is to install a network of “off grid” water & energy hubs, named NEXUS Centres, with Trunz water treatment systems and solar power centres at their core in remote rural villages, hospitals and schools. Due to a wide range of possible additional revenue generation possibilities beyond safe drinking water and electricity, the NEXUS Centre will become a true “one-stop” retail and infrastructure facility that aggregates community members, helps to promote local development and creates employment opportunities.
Each decentralized water & energy hub will be operated by a local entrepreneur and provides in the first instance safe drinking water to the community, optionally along with a delivery service or piped tap network. In addition, the hub can offer a wide range of functionalities, services and products, such as refrigeration, charging of electronic devices, space for medical treatment and small businesses, access to internet, hygiene products, etc. The modular approach allows tailoring services and products towards the specific community needs and offers interesting partnership opportunities with telecommunication providers, micro-finance institutions, multinational corporations and other local businesses.
- Provision of safe drinking water and power to off-grid areas
- Sustainable management of local resources
- Investment costs recovered though socially acceptable drinking water and power prices
- Technical training increases knowledge, reduce costs and creates jobs
- Sustainable solutions through renewable energy