SunArk specialist applications
Since it is a stand-alone, easily-erected structure which provides significant renewable energy in most temperate or tropical countries, many of the uses are concerned with remote and off-grid areas in developing countries. For such locations, SunArk can offer:
All of the above uses can transform the developing and emerging countries of the world, and all of the SunArk uses fall in with the objectives of the UN and many other world humanitarian organisations.
The world statistics illustrate such needs:
• 1.2 billion people do not have electricity
• 800 million people have not been to school
• 750 million have no access to clean water
• 4 billion people have no access to the internet
• 1.4 billion hours a week are spent by women & children fetching water
Natural disasters vary from year to year. 2014 was not high in terms of displacement or damaged dwellings, but 1600 people were killed (230 missing), 450,00 houses destroyed and 3.5 million houses damaged: 6 million people homeless as a result.
SunArk can be a very significant means of creating helplines and recovery bases, SunArk can be the basis of methodical improvement to Refugee camps.
Furthermore, there are the displaced persons/refugees statistics:
million people displaced (over 10 million of which are the direct responsibility of UNHCR)
years is the average time already spent by individuals in Refugee Camps
UNHCR’s annual budget is over $4.5 billion and it’s not enough
The significance of Climate Change and how the human race monitors and improves our future treatment of our home planet, is now reasonably well-known. SunArk has been in contact with some authoritative multinational ‘green think tanks’, since a number of interested bodies in this field have looked at SunArk. And SunArk was launched at UNEP’s COP19 conference in Warsaw in 2013.
Technical and construction information
We offer an innovative solution with exceptional esthetics. Materials which are used for roof and elevation ensure perfect insulation and tightness. We guarantee the best value for money, quick time of realization and high utility parameters of our constructions. Our partners thus save time and money while getting esthetical, innovative and energy generating building. The construction of roof and walls protects the building against atmospheric factors, ensuring tightness and appropriate comfort at the same time. The montage of one unit takes about 10 days. All linking elements like bolts match the type of construction and materials of the roof and walls, ensuring durable connection.
Green House version 12,0m x 20,0m with trapezoidal roof and transparent, polycarbonate wall sheeting and mineral wool roof insulation
Complete SunArk including Steel main construction, secondary construction, build up envelope for roof and transparent, polycarbonate walls using inside T40 and outside T20 trap, sheeting system, screws bolts and everything what is needed for erection. Gate system, doors, and vent. Louvers, foundation system using local materials. Agro SunArk area in footprint – 240 sqm.
Transparent, polycarbonate walls transmit sun radiation which is used by plants for vegetation and growth.
One of the think- tanks mentioned above (Green Growth and Travelism Institute) incorporates an international network of Universities, all of whom have faculties devoted to the topics of climate change and eco-tourism. The network has been named as the ‘Strong Universities Network’ (SUN) as a tribute to Maurice Strong, a Canadian who was the first Executive Director of UNEP, and who masterminded the very significant Earth Summit in Rio 1992 . The mission of this Network is to promulgate commitment to Eco-tourism around the world, to set up environmental monitoring around the world (of air, water, weather, soil, humans/animals/ insects/plants/organisms) to study and analyse the monitoring on a common basis in as many countries as possible.
Discussions between SunArk and SUN have led to the design of Eco-tourism complexes using SunArks, which tick all Eco-tourist boxes and which can act as training centres for local population, and as monitoring centres and tourist bases for the visitors.This line of thought also gave rise to a scheme for the design of worldwide Environmental Monitoring Stations, sponsored by UNEP or associated bodies, whereby the Stations would be of universal design, operating uniform systems and subjects of monitoring, all linked by communication enterprise, used as training and operating bases for the systematic study of our world and our climate and our future. The stations could well be SunArks… and this co-ordinated scheme has already been recognised as a logical step forward.
WORLDWIDE DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES
SunArk will be an ideal means of aiding the recovery process after a natural disaster. It is not seen as an immediate first aid tool, but as a second phase – when the planning of a recovery process is vital.
SunArks can be stored (as many rescue and recovery items already are stored) at strategically placed locations (eg Thailand for the SE Asia region) and as soon as a recovery plan is made and road transport is possible, SunArks can be delivered to the areas which desperately need
• SHELTERS FOR THE INJURED
• POWER SUPPLY
• MEDICAL CENTRES
• ORGANISATIONAL CENTRES
• COMMUNICATIONS (see Whitespace Wi-Fi in 2.13 below)
This use of SunArk will be of interest to the NGO’s who are primarily concerned with Disaster Relief (OXFAM, IRC etc) as well as the relevant UN sections.
Clearly the placement of significant power-generating buildings on a planned basis will be a suitable part of the reaction to major natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis and floods. SunArk is not the only solution, and past disasters have seen similar answers found… but a specifically-designed SunArk as a ‘standardised’ building, stored and quickly available for all major disasters and emergencies, will be an effective answer.