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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
by Cian Murphy
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Cian Murphy
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Introduction: The Malawi energy team is looking at using different agents for selling solar products. PEV has already used field guides, interns, village chiefs as agents and are looking at using previous customers and teachers as a possible sales channel. The team has been working mostly with field guides in the past two months and have formed good relationships with them. Although field guides are a viable option as a sales channel, the other options must also be considered to make...

Harshil Vinod
by Harshil Vinod
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Introduction: The Malawi energy team is looking at using different agents for selling our solar product, specifically using field guides and interns. The team has been using field guides so far as translators and cultural ambassadors when attending community meetings and for the door to door sales. In February, the team worked with some students from Polytechnic University in Blantyre. The plan is to contact these students, vet and work with them in July to ascertain their compatibility...

Harshil Vinod
by Harshil Vinod
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Harshil Vinod

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Apr 17, 2018

University or Company
UOA

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Engineering

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Malawi

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