A 15-year-old girl’s ingenious source of renewable energy could bring light and electricity to the poorest, rainiest parts of the world.

Reyhan Jamalova is the founder of Rainergy, a contraption which can generate electricity from rainwater.

According to the ninth grader from Baku, Azerbaijan, rainwater is one of the few renewable energy sources that has not yet been exploited to its full potential. While solar and wind energy is currently dominating the market, both of the industries require extensive manufacturing, investment, upkeep, and maintenance. Rainergy, on the other hand, is a simple design made up of four key parts.

At the top of the instrument is a bucket that collects the rainwater and funnels it into a reservoir. The reservoir is connected to a generator through which the water flows and creates energy. The electricity is then stored in a battery that can be accessed even when it isn’t raining.

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The Rainergy website says that the inexpensive device can generate roughly 3626kWH amount of electricity in a year, which is enough to light up one family-sized home. For the families who are cut off from the main electrical grid in rainier countries like Malaysia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Rainergy could be an invaluable source of light and energy.

Reyhan and her friend spent four months calculating the logistics of the device before building it with the help of their physics tutor. The youngster has already been recognized at the 2017 Model UN Conference in Azerbaijan, as well as the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. She also made it to the final stages of the ClimateLaunchpad competition in Europe, and she became the first person from Azerbaijan who made it onto Forbes’s 30 Under 30 Asia List.

Reyhan is currently look for investors so she can turn Rainergy into a business that can bring light into the lives of thousands of people around the world.

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