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THE DRAUGHT ANIMAL POWER

A DEVELOPMENT TOOL NOT SO DEVELOPED

The use of the draught animal power for the generation of the electric current is a opportunity demonstrated by several researches and tests conducted by scientific institution and private sector.

A severe cost and benefit analysis demonstrates its viability for several remote villages of rural areas.

Following the said analysis, it is possible to say that this technology is not so diffused only because no one has conducted, till now, his studies beyond the prototype stage.

The mission of WEDAP is represented by the promotion and implementation of the necessary investigation to render this technology viable for the remote villages in the rural areas.

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ANIMAL TRACTION TODAY

Nowadays the working animals in the remote villages of rural areas are hundreds of millions.

Their are mainly used for ploughing the agriculture land, hauling carts, pulling agricultural implements, running certain other devices such mechanical pumps, for lifting water, and sugar cane and seed crushers.

They are also used as pack animal (to carry load on their backs), for handling, dragging and stacking timber logs in the forests and for commercial activity on animal driven carts.
WATER LIFTING AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION

Dozens of patents has been issued in several countries for the use of draught animal power for the generation of electric current and several institutions have conducted experiments and developed prototypes having the same purpose.
COST BENEFIT

Stand alone photovoltaic plants, fuel engine generators, pedal generators, i.e. foot crank generators, can be considered the competitors of the animal traction for the water lifting and for the generation of the electric current in remote villages.

For water lifting and seed crushing also the work of women and children could be considered a competitor to be inserted in a cost benefit analysis.

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