Phi - connecting people to power

Research and strategy, 2017 

In collaboration with Artem Stepanov and Calum Bowden

WhatDesignCanDo nominee, 2017

Future Architecture selected participant, 2018

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie grant, 2018

Prix BLOXHUB Interactive award, 2019

Many remote off-grid communities around the world generate all of their electricity with delivered fossil fuels that are expensive, unreliable, and cause harm to the environment. In off-grid regions, renewable energy would cost less than the existing source of power. This will give the possibility to weave together energy and social development making local communities more resilient and self-sufficient.

 

Phi proposes systems and interfaces to help community leaders and the local government to go from having no culture of dealing with electricity, to possessing the tools and knowledge to share energy, accelerate new alternative energy sources, and take control of their own sustainable development.