Through collaboration between Tonibung, Green Empowerment and HPNET, and funding from the WISIONS Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) grant, an open-source design for the device was conceptualized, aimed at enabling local practitioners to manufacture it themselves.
The load indicator was envisioned to be a simple plug-and-play device that can be fitted in any regular household socket. When the micro hydropower system is nearing a critical threshold, the device will sound an alarm warning consumers that further usage of appliances will overload the system and cause a power outage.
Learn to build your own Canary Load Indicator Device here at this link.
Learn about Open Source Technology for Community-based Renewable Energy here at this link.