Colombes, France
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LFree Project: A solar concentrator using Linear Fresnel Refraction to generate electrical power and drinking water in isolated tropical are

Ismael Aduayom
CEO, Director of Research & Development

Fred Elisma
Director of Information Technology
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Mélanie Grondin
Director of Patent & Technology Transfer

Presentation

Development Stage of your Startup : Pre-boot

Market Need and Company Solution.
In low-middle-income countries, 38% of health care facilities lack any water source, and 159 million people have only access to surface water. The LFree Project is using the bio economy to build an innovative micro Concentrated Solar Power Plant (CSP) sized for individual habitations generating electrical power and drinking water in isolated tropical areas. Using alternative energy sources to permanently run and reduce GHG emissions according to the COP21 agreements.
Market analysis
The main CSP producers are Spain, USA, the UAE, India and Algeria in 2013. IEA estimates the global market at 14 GW in 2018 and 72 GW in 2035. A 31% and 10% growth rates assessed for 2013-18 and 2020-30 make valid forecasts only for CSP plants investments designed for urban communities, well beyond the reach of developing countries. China is now

Market

The main CSP producers are Spain, USA, the UAE, India and Algeria in 2013. IEA estimates the global market at 14 GW in 2018 and 72 GW in 2035. A 31% and 10% growth rates assessed for 2013-18 and 2020-30 make valid forecasts only for CSP plants investments designed for urban communities, well beyond the reach of developing countries. China is now the 2nd producer of solar thermal electricity. Our technology concerns two distinct markets (electricity and drinking water). Addressing individuals with a price similar to the one of photovoltaic panels (PV), the sales forecast reaches 3% and 0.75% respectively (for the French overseas territories and the Asian/African PV market).

Main customers

Social economy corporates
Building Companies - public works

Problem / Customers

Over 1.1 and 0.663 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity and drinking water respectively. A low cost apparatus co-generating electricity/safe drinking water has a huge market. Sparing local tropical resources, the project, based on solidarity economy, aims at sizing innovative compact collaborative systems using the sun energy to power a single home. Its automated alternative performing innovative relays allow a continuous use in the absence of solar energy and a significant reduction of greenhouse effects and pollution. Securing autonomy of facilities in isolated areas, it may also be integrated in urban areas to meet the energy demand and reduce wastewater treatment costs.