REDC Foundation

REDC Foundation

The REDC Foundation provides clean energy solutions and business models that help reduce childhood mortality, malnutrition, poverty, equality and unsafe drinking water for rural communities in developing nations.

The REDC Foundation mission: is to create social well being by; supplying cutting edge clean energy technologies and business models that grow rural less economically developed communities from the bottom up.

REDC Foundation helps NGOs and Governments meet their missions and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

REDC Foundation also selects random communities throughout the world to receive sustainable energy solutions and business models for their communities (Free).

REDC Foundation offers rural communities in developing nation’s access to REDC Llc.’s (REDC) sustainable energy technologies; The Solar Food Preservation Facility, Fetters Hydrokinetic Turbine, REDC’sHydrokinetic Pumped Energy Storage System and REDC’s Industrial Hydrokinetic Desalination / Distillation Distribution System are all designed for developing nations and are Free for farming communities.

Donations to REDC Foundation helps us gift rural farming communities with cutting edge clean energy technologies and groundbreaking business models.

The REDC Foundation educates and trains the farmer and his / her staff how to use the technology(s) properly. We also provide a hands-on marketing, sales, installations and maintenance training program. The plan creates Account Executives and Installation / Maintenance positions. REDC pays a sales commission and implementation fee to the Account Executives and Installation

REDC’s Solar Food Preservation Facility Crowdrise Fundraiser

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The Solar Food Preservation Facility helps rural-small scale farmers in developing nations preserve nutritious food shortterm and longterm, without needing access to electricity at the harvest stage. Our technology utilizes a 40’ shipping container to house our commercial sized Walk-In Cooler on one side and a Glass Jar Canning Room on the other. Farming nutritious food is now profitable due to the Solar Food Preservation Facility’s ability to reduce food waste to almost zero and store the food on shelving long-term.

Crops that are ripe are picked and placed in the walk-in cooler then sold to local customers, market vendors, grocery stores, restaurants and hotels due to the low-cost and longer shelf live versus imported nutritious foods. Before the nutritious food can spoil in the Walk-In Cooler they are preserved long-term in the Glass Jar Canning Room. New baby foods, fruits, vegetables, dairy, roots, tubers, meats, fish, poultry, and new pre-made native meals / stews provide the farmer with new revenue streams, year-round. When farmers have the Solar Food Preservation Facility on site, food waste is reduced to almost zero and the business of farming expands. Normally wasted food is turned into profits and productivity is maximized per Hectare for the farmer.

Now that farmers grow nutritious food for income the harvest waste (leftover plant matter) is used for composting. Our Sustainable Farming Practice helps replace organic matter into the soil after crops are harvested. We educate the farmer about farming procedures that help reduce soil degradation, soil desertification and crop stunting. Farmers can now protect and maintain their fertile soils without using expensive fertilizers. The Sustainable Farming Practice also helps eliminate toxic fertilizer pollutants from being washed downstream into other community’s drinking water.

Solar Food Preservation Facility Technical

How Does The Solar Food Preservation Facility work?

REDC's Solar Food Preservation Facility illustration

REDC uses the thermal energy from the sun to refrigerate the Walk-In Cooler and boil water in the Glass Jar Canning Room. REDC concentrates the sun’s rays with our solar tracking system that helps our parabolic reflector focus the sun’s rays onto REDC’s Solar Heat Exchanger.

The sun’s rays heat oil up to 400oF. The hot oil is circulated through a closed loop system by a 12 volt gear pump, which is powered by a small solar cell and 12 volt battery. Hot oil fills REDC’s Ammonia Absorption Refrigeration Heat Exchanger. The heat exchanger transfers heat from the hot oil to the ammonia absorption solution. The ammonia solution boils and refrigeration takes place inside the walk-in cooler.

Proof of Concept Prototypes

The heat exchanger and water boiler

The walk-in cooler does not exhaust all of the heat out of the oil. REDC uses this excess energy to boil water in REDC’s Canning Kettle. By simply opening and closing a valve, water can be boiled in the kettle.

This clean energy technology can help farmers supply their nations with fresh, low-cost, nutritious food, year-round, while operating a sustainable and profitable business. Pregnant and nursing mothers can now provide their babies with nutritious food, year-round. With REDC’s Solar Food Preservation Facility, farmers can reduce malnutrition and childhood mortality, one community at a time.

Please take the time to review the paper “Solar Food Preservation Facility” to learn about the need, the clean energy solution, how the technology works, the technical background, work-force development, project financing, sustainable farming practices and glass jar canning foods.

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Fetters Hydrokinetic Turbine

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Prime Mover

The Fetters Hydrokinetic Turbine converts hydrokinetic energy from flowing rivers and tides into mechanical energy for pumping water uphill (irrigation and energy storage) and generating carbon-free electricity on the shores of island and river communities. Please review its technical operation at REDC Llc. or the research and development paper “REDC Primemover White Paper.

Water current is deflected away from returning buckets with the fender and into the faces of the buckets of the prime mover. The slow moving, high torque system forces a chain and two sprockets to rotate. A set of gears are turned by the front sprocket and a shaft rotates at high speeds for pumping water uphill and generating base load, reliable, carbon-free electricity on shore.

Proof of Concept Prototypes

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Pumped Energy Storage System

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Pumped Energy Storage System

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Prime Mover pumps water uphill for energy storage. Water is stored and released back downhill under pressure. Turbines provide the energy needed to generate reliable, carbon- free electricity 24 hours a day for Micro-grids or larger electrical grids.

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Pumped Energy Storage System provides Microgrids with dependable, base load and peak load electricity with little impact on the environment. Please review REDC’s “Hydrokinetic Pumped Energy Storage for Microgrids” paper as well as REDC’s Market Research Report on the Hydrokinetic Industry, Pumped Energy Industry and Microgrid Industry.

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Irrigation System for Rural Farming Communities

REDC Hydrokinetic Irrigation

REDC’s Hydrokinetic Irrigation System helps farmers located nearby flowing rivers pump water uphill for their crops without needing diesel generators. River systems pump water uphill to farmers 24 hours a day if needed. The clean energy irrigation system helps farmers operate the farming business more efficiently, especially water intense crops. Irrigation can help some farmers who have plenty of sunshine annually grow two crops per year. The entire community and business benefits immensely from this. Farmers possessing the Solar Food Preservation Facility and our Hydrokinetic Irrigation System cannot go wrong. Strategically NGOs, Philanthropist, Humanitarians, and Governments can purchase both technologies together to be placed along rivers in sun rich environments without needing access to electricity.

River systems pump water uphill to farmers 24 hours a day if needed. The clean energy irrigation system helps farmers operate the farming business more efficiently, especially water intense crops. Irrigation can help some farmers who have plenty of sunshine annually grow two crops per year. The entire community and business benefits immensely from this. Farmers possessing the Solar Food Preservation Facility and our Hydrokinetic Irrigation System cannot go wrong. Strategically NGOs, Philanthropist, Humanitarians, and Governments can purchase both technologies together to be placed along rivers in sun rich environments without needing access to electricity. Their young workforce can install and maintain their systems and provide upgraded BTU’s from REDC. Immediately a new organic farming industry is created for nations that have the people who possess full capability to produce all agriculture crops. Nations that have not abused their valuable soils with fertilizers (especially close to rivers) must protect these watersheds and REDC’s sustainable energy farming tools and business models will help with this plan.

Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South Asia and South America all have issues with undernutrition and malnutrition. Most rural farmers on these continents do not have access to electricity. Our Sustainable Farming Equipment helps the farmer in this circumstance operate their farms more efficiently without electricity

REDC’s Hydrokinetic In-flow Generator

REDC’s Hydrokinetic In-flow Generator is NOT in production as of yet. REDC is still developing this technology. During preliminary testing we did like our results from turning a dual speed washing motor into a generator. After rewiring the poles on the dual speed motor, we found that it has a very low cut in speed and it out performed the competitors once the rewired the Fisher and Paykel (FP) washing machine motor performed as a generator.

The parallel rewiring of the coils shown above eliminated the higher voltage along all 12 coils, which lead to a lower open circuit voltage. However, each coil still produced the same amount of current. This current was added at the output node, which increased the overall current. This increase in current and decrease in voltage allowed for the output power to maintain a similar value.

REDC’s Generator Testing

REDC’s Generator Testing

Testing was performed to determine the electrical properties of the F&P generator. A Pair of batteries were used as a load and voltage and current measurements were taken at different RPM’s. From the measured values of current and voltage, the power output was calculated.

An endurance test was also performed to observe how the two generators act in response to being run for a period of two hours. The generators were connected to the same load as before, and temperature measurements were taken at two different locations every 30 minutes.

The results of the testing provided the necessary RPM needed by the prime mover in order to produce 50 Watts. This data can be seen in Tables 1 and 2 and Figure 8.

Drive Motor Generator Generator I DCPout
0.00.022.80.00.0
0.0150.023.20.00.0
150.0156.023.52.456.4
180.0186.024.04.9117.6
213.0218.024.57.3177.6
266.0272.024.79.6237.1
340.0349.025.011.4286.1
415.0427.025.212.4311.9
484.0500.025.213.0326.8
550.0572.025.213.3334.8

Table 1: F&P 24V Battery Load Test Data (2 in Series, 6 pairs in Parallel)

Table 2: F&P Durability Test

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Figure 1: F&P Power Output vs. Generator Speed

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