Energy

Hans Free Electric™

PAST DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Give power to the people.

Half the world’s population has no electricity, or electricity for only a few hours per day.
That’s about to change.

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THE PROBLEM

Empowering the powerless

Imagine living without reliable access to electricity. Not only would you have no cell phone, computer or television, but it would also be difficult to light and heat your home or prepare food without burning wood, kerosene or coal. Your home would be smoky and you and your family would suffer from respiratory illness. In the sweltering summer heat, you would have no way to run a fan to cool off. That’s how half the world currently lives. Now imagine the difference electrical power could make for those billions of people.

THE BILLIONS IN CHANGE SOLUTION

Hans Free Electric™

The Hans Free Electric™ bike enables people to generate their own electricity. Here’s how it works: A person pedals the hybrid bicycle, which drives a flywheel system, which turns a generator, which charges a battery. Pedaling for one-hour yields a day’s worth of electricity for an average rural household. It’s electricity on demand. There’s no utility bill, no need to buy fuel, no need to wait for the sun to shine or the wind to blow, and no pollution.

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THE SIMPLIFICATION

Design Improvements

Since the release of the Billions in Change film, we’ve made some improvements to the Hans Free Electric™. The large flywheel has been replaced by a smaller flywheel system, reducing the size, weight, and cost of the bike, and improving its efficiency.

THE FIELD TEST

2016 India Pilot

In March 2016, we shipped 25 Hans Free Electric™ units to India for pilot testing in rural households, small businesses, health clinics, and schools. In addition to receiving valuable feedback from participants on how to further improve the bike, we saw how truly life-changing this invention will be.

BIC Free Electric Solution

Interested in learning more about Hans Free Electric™? Contact Billions in Change for additional information.

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