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Abstract: The December Energy Assessment team was faced with the challenging task of providing the people of Timor-Leste with a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable power supply. The July team found that solar power was the best approach, thus it was decided to pursue this further. Additional empathising led to several very interested clients, proving solar power had potential in Dili. Contact was made with Hugh Collett from IMEX Tropical, who had identical goals but was already...

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The Energy Assessment team here in Timor-Leste is approaching the end of our third week, and boy have we accomplished a lot. We have seen much more interest in solar panels than we initially thought we would coming into this month, and are very close to making some sales. In the next week, we aim to sign a partnership with Hugh Collett, from IMEX Tropical, who is the Timor-Leste agent for Sundaya, an Indonesian solar company. You can read more about this partnership in another of our...

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Atauro Island, sitting about 25km north of Dili, and visible from our accommodation on a clear day, has been deemed by Conservation International to have the world’s most biodiverse waters. I have seen for myself the incredible coral reefs sitting no more than 20 metres from the shore, and have seen some of the vast range of species of fish that occupy these waters. With a population of only around 8000, Atauro Island is truly an untouched paradise, which made it all the more surprising when...

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Nic Makram

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jan 3, 2017

University or Company
UOA

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Engineering

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
AWG

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Timor-Lesté

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