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Politecnico di Milano (2016)

Gazelle project. A vehicle for the transportation of water and goods, moved by solar and human energy, able to supply electricity when parked and a proposal of Sustainable Product-Service system (S.PSS) applied to Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in Senegal

PASSI, DARIO

Titre : Gazelle project. A vehicle for the transportation of water and goods, moved by solar and human energy, able to supply electricity when parked and a proposal of Sustainable Product-Service system (S.PSS) applied to Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in Senegal

Auteur : PASSI, DARIO

Université de soutenance : Politecnico di Milano

Grade : Laurea Magistrate 2016

Résumé
The principal aim of Gazelle project was the design and buliding of a vehicle for the transportation of water, goods and people in Senegal, moved by sustainable energy (human power and solar energy), able to supply electricity when parked. The project was developed as an active collaboration of two teams of engineering and business students from Canada (École Polytechnique de Montréal and HEC Montréal), which have actively worked on the project since September 2015 till April 2016, and me as industrial designer from Politecnico di Milano. Engineer Papa Maguette Cisse, owner of ESSIC Ingenierie S.U.A.R.L company, is the client of the project and producer of the vehicle. Perspectives have expanded from the design of the product to the definition of a draft proposal of Sustainable Product-Service system (S.PSS) applied to Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) in the low income context of Senegal. Gazelle project ensures electricity and water access in remote rural areas of Senegal through decentralized stations powered by solar energy, strategically located among small isolated villages and a fleet of hybrid vehicles, solar and human powered. Stations are managed by associations of local community members. Energy suppliers (Public-Private Partnership between ESSIC Ingenierie S.U.A.R.L and Senegal government) offer the DRE system (decentralized stations) and EUPs (vehicles and other energy using products) ownerless to consumers and small businesses (possible connection of decentralized stations to local small business infrastructures). Gazelle vehicle is the core EUP with these main functions : • allows small farmers to pump water from non-motorized wells, irrigate small crops and transport and sell products to local weekly markets • allows small merchants to transport and sell products to markets • generally speaking, allows villagers to collect and transport water to the village for primary use (drinking, cooking and personal hygiene), transport goods and two persons (driver and passenger) and supply energy in isolated areas (mobile generator of energy)

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