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HANDOVER: July 2018 Energy Assessment Timor-Leste   This month the July Team has had a massive change in focus from previous months. We have discontinued with the business assessments pathway and pivoted to assessing small-scale solar opportunities as part of the Rural Expansion Plan (REP) developed by the Feb Team. This post outlines the key actions completed during July, key outcomes and the next steps to continue progressing the project when the December Team arrives back in country!...

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Workshop success! What Today we held a workshop at KJFL - a centre for youth innovation, employment and entrepreneurship. The workshop was used to: Introduce PEV - our why, how and what Introduce the Energy Team Provide value to the attendees by hosting a tutorial on design thinking and sharing how we go about business (build, measure, learn) Explain how we have been using design thinking to gauge interest in our solar powerbank prototype and making sure we are solving the right...

Matthew Hewett
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The plan to sell to microlet, taxi and macrolet drivers has since been ceased as it has been deemed to be too niche and not be of great benefit to the entirety of the transport community. This has allowed us to redirect our attention to the business model of getting products to the people of Dili.   This week the energy team has initiated testing of prototypes to gain business and product viability data. The prototypes were given to households, particularly farming households were an...

James Coren
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Week 1 of July has kicked off with the Energy Team making some key changes for the prospective month and ongoing project.     The Energy Team will now focus on the Rural Expansion Plan, continuing to empathise, reiterate and prototype small scale solar products. The previous focus on large scale solar panels for businesses has been put on hold.   Tuesday began with a meeting with Jonathan Sindel, the Training Project Manager of ACTEMIUM at The National Centre for Employment and...

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So its month number five for the Energy Project here in Timor Leste, where we’re looking to continue building on the works accomplished by prior teams! This month we’ll really be pushing the rural expansion plan, and aiming to imitate the success of the Malawi Energy Project and lay the foundations for social benefit.   We’re looking to go out into rural communities and empathise with the Timorese population, show them the prototype we’ve brought to country, a small scale solar battery and...

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Brett Jenkin

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jul 5, 2017

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UOA

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Engineering

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Timor-Lesté

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