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2011

IGE Individual Energy Generator Open Source

URSZULA KOWAL www.cargocollective.com/ulakowal

Project description:
The IGE project – Individual Energy Generator Open Source – has been devised in order to decentralise access to electric energy. The project consists of two complementary parts: a solar energy generator, capable of powering small electronic equipment, and a manual on how to build it. Thanks to IGE, you can construct the device by yourself, so access to technology is democratised, and the users are activated. The idea behind IGE, an open source non-profit solution, is an example of an alternative design method, questioning the postulates of industrial design.