Designing for Extreme Affordability
Learn how we approach product design
Nearly two billion people lack access to reliable and affordable modern energy, which limits their health, education, and earning potential In addition, over 1 million children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. At Amped Innovation, we partner with social enterprises to design radically affordable products that address these basic human needs. We focus on reducing product cost to enable rapid adoption of proven technologies. Our expertise in the relentless pursuit of low-cost electronic and mechanical design, at the highest system efficiency.
We have worked with many of the early pioneers in the energy access space from D.Light to Husk Power, helping them with initial prototypes and getting to design for manufacturability. Our portfolio includes solar home systems, lanterns, maximum power point trackers, and charge controllers.
We hold several patents in the field of UV Water Treatment for inidividual, spigot, and community solutions. In addition, we have developed electrochlorinators for companies such as Cascade Designs. Our current portfolio includes solutions for solar water irrigation for small-plot farmers.
Our team has developed high-impact medical devices. As co-founder and CTO of D-Rev, Kurt helped launch the Brilliance light for phototherapy treatment, conducting prototyping, system cost reduction, and design for manufacturability.
Cascade SE200 Electrochlorinator
BioLite TEG Stove
Husk Power Metering System
photo: Christian Weber
Niparaja Community Water Purifier
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