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The energy assessment teams in Malawi had been working on a small scale solar solution to address the issues of energy security. Blackouts can vary between ten minutes a day to eight hours of electricity in three days. ModSol is a product that aims to improve the access to energy within Malawi through sustainable sources. So far, we have been testing a small scale solar product that can charge phones, reducing the need for community members to walk to barber shops and leave their phone...

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The December Team have had an incredible month and turned research into a product (ModSol) which locals in Mlanga have expressed massive interest in. Getting an operational license is critical for this project as sales will provide the ultimate proof of concept and enable us to test and iterate both the product and the business model effectively while providing a positive impact and lead towards launching a business. Obtaining the required retail, regional and solar licensing is a massive...

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The Energy Assessment team of Cambodia had an intense month empathising with locals and hustling to ideate viable business solutions. As you’d expect, the energy issue in Cambodia is complex, with different regions of Cambodia facing different issues. We found that many regions have no access to the grid whatsoever, while others have reasonable electricity but are paying some of the highest fees in the world for it. So here are our proposals: For the regions with no access to electricity...

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Rhys O'Brien

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jan 18, 2017

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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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