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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
by Conna Sheedy
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Conna Sheedy
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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....

Cian Murphy
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WE MADE OUR FIRST SOLAR SALE! After the December, January and February teams put in the ground work, setting us in good stead to make contact again in the villages of Nancholli, we have begun our experimental phase of getting solar into their homes. We have been sourcing a product within Blantyre that has 3 attachable lights, a phone charger with all the phone cords you could want in order to use it as a proxy in order to gain market validation. Whilst we have sold only 2 of the...

Dirk Nicholas
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Dirk Nicholas

Gold Coast, Australia

Joined this community on Sep 22, 2017

Bio I have a keen interest in environmental sustainability and development through initiatives geared towards recyclable products and renewable energy.

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