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Introduction: The proxy product the energy team has been using in July had features and problems that the July team was not satisfied with. In particular, the AC charger and the lead-acid battery of the GDLite were identified as areas that need to change; This is due to the risk of overcharging when charged through an AC connection. The desire to change from lead-acid to lithium-ion is driven by the short lifespan of lead-acid batteries as discussed in a previous post. The product should...

Conna Sheedy
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Work Update

The Energy project in Malawi has moved to a new phase where we have begun to test our business model using a proxy product and have sold several products. The sales we have made during this Winter period have allowed us to validate certain aspects of our customer segment practically and back up assumptions we had made due to observations and national statistics.   Currently, our customers are concentrated in the village of Nancholi. This is a semi-rural area in the hinterland of Blantyre....

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Work Update

Introduction The energy team is currently using a proxy product to test various distribution methods and validate customer needs. While doing this, the team has identified areas of improvement when designing Project Everest’s solar product. Of these, the replacement of the lead acid battery in proxy with a lithium-ion battery with our product. This document aims to evaluate the pros and cons of each system and provide a recommendation to future teams. Comparison Lithium Ion...

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Introduction The energy team in Malawi has identified a scaleable distribution system as a critical area to validate before moving ahead with the project. The lack of transportation infrastructure, which only becomes more the further from large towns villages are. Making communities that would benefit the most from solar lighting and charging, the hardest to reach. So far the methods used to sell the energy teams product has been upfront sales from door to door sales. With the...

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Conna Sheedy

Wollongong, Australia

Joined this community on Jul 2, 2017

Bio 2nd year engineering student studying at UoW, majoring in electrical engineering

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UOW

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Engineering

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Malawi

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