Refugee camps utilise large quantities of diesel to run their camps on electricity. Approximately 3 kilograms of CO2 is released into the atmosphere for every litre of diesel consumed. So in 2017 a group of students at TU Delft, in the Netherlands realised that we as students had the technical skills necessary to design, develop, organise and to execute projects that provide renewable energy in refugee camps to try and aid the refugees while at the same time help the environment as well. Since then the refugee crisis has only escalated, spreading to more countries.
The refugee problem is a humanitarian crisis which has left NGOs overburdened with responsibilities. This project wants to address one of the most important problems in the refugee camps in Greece: access to cheap and reliable energy.
Our mission is to use sustainable technologies to solve this problem, making a real impact on refugee camps. We want to improve people’s lives in the camps, contribute to solving the energy problem which will allow sustainable development. We aim to reduce the dependency on public parties and make the camps more autonomous while engaging the camp residents for setting up this system and later maintaining it by themselves.