Sustainable and Replicable Off-grid Renewable Energy System for Riverside Communities in the Amazon, Brazil (STAR Energy)

  • Bezerra Trindade, Alessandro (Principal Investigator)
  • Gaura, Elena (Principal Investigator)
  • Brusey, James (Co-Investigator)
  • Gyamfi, Sarfo (Researcher)
  • Harnmeijer, Jelte (Researcher)
  • Wilkins, Ross (Researcher)

Project: Research

Project Details


This institutional link aimed to design, implement and monitor a pilot low-carbon based energy solution with a sustainable business model to increase energy security, reduce environmental impact and improve economic and health indicators for one riverside community that can be scaled and replicated in other communities in the Amazon.

The institutional link is building the expertise, knowledge and skills of academics in the renewable energy sector in Brazil, leading to sustained and robust links between Coventry University (CU) and Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM). The expansion of the multi-sectorial UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Humanitarian Engineering (in which CU is the global lead), will facilitate linkages between academia, industry, NGOs and governments.
Short titleSTAR Energy
Effective start/end date1/03/1728/02/19

Collaborative partners


  • British Council: £50,000.00


  • Internet of Things
  • Microgrids
  • Energy
  • Poverty


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