Students and scientists have developed a revolutionary electricity grid adapted to the energy needs of refugee camps. This was done during the CBI Mediterranean Challenge 2016 at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. The device is called the ElecTree. It is a “modular, extendable, plug-n-play intelligent grid solution” which optimizes energy distribution by prioritizing its use.
Learn more about this incredible and very useful solution, as well as the team and organizations supporting the project by reading this thorough article from the Financial Times: MBA project at Cern develops device to bring electricity to refugees.
Also, here is a video produced by the ElecTree team themselves describing the project: