Another major part of TecAp’s work is identifying technologies that are appropriate for low income rural families. These technologies save time, energy, and/or money, are environmentally sustainable, are affordable, and often times are sourced from local materials.
While TecAp focuses primarily on solar technologies, it is interested in incorporating various appropriate technologies into its microfranchise sales line. Technologies such as smokeless (or “improved”) cookstoves, rainwater catchment systems, and low pressure drip irrigation are some of the types of products that TecAp would like to incorporate.
Click here to download a slide show of various appropriate technologies.