Augustin Woelz

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 2005
Sociedade do Sol
This description of Augustin Woelz's work was prepared when Augustin Woelz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
In Brazil, as in many other parts of the world, high and inefficient electricity consumption are directly linked to the construction of large hydroelectric dams, waste of water, various types of air pollution, and excess spending by poor populations. Augustin has created the Low Cost Solar Heater (Aquecedor Solar de Baixo Custo, or ASBC), a do-it-yourself system for domestic hot water heating. But just as important, he has developed a methodology for dissemination of this accessible technology at the community level through youth and their families.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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