Project Everest

Experiment Results

[Experiment Results]: Solar Consulting Malawi - (Malawi) Minibus Distribution - July 2018

Following from the experimental method outlined in: ; 3 iterations of the T1 method and 2 iterations of the T2 method were carried out.

Results outlined in attached table.


Due to the low consistency between experimental trials and high failure rate of 40% it was decided to discontinue experimentation. Additionally further research into the matter uncovered potential legal issues with using Malawian minibus public transport as a method of product distribution. Taking these factors into consideration, the energy team concluded that minibuses were not a viable distribution channel.

edited on 13th September 2018, 05:09 by Justin Hakeem

Michael Sutton Jul 26, 2018

This is a cool idea, it's a sham that there are legal constraints preventing this from going ahead. Have you looked at other possible distribution methods such as: taxis, bikes, or even through people walking to destinations as postmen/women? This could still prove to employ a lot of people through upfront payment or through a commission system.

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Josh Vinson Jul 27, 2018

Hey Michael, thanks for you comment! We have brainstormed other distribution methods but have yet to run any experiments.

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Wade Tink Jul 27, 2018

What have you determined is your next step given the validated learning of this experiment?
Can you ensure that you post or update "channels" within Energy Malawi so that this learning is retained. Thanks

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Wade Tink Jul 27, 2018

Status label added: Experiment Results

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