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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
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....

Cian Murphy
by Cian Murphy
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Cian Murphy
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Experiment Results

Refer to experiment design post: https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/568745 As mentioned in a previous post, the lack of infrastructure in rural regions in Malawi is a significant barricade in reaching the communities that are in need of the product we provide. Door-to-door sales were costly and inefficient. We found that in 3 hours, we would only reach around 10 houses, all of which would need at least a second visit to secure a sale. It was time-consuming, human resource heavy and...

Ben Broderick
by Ben Broderick
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Ben Broderick

Dublin, Ireland

Joined this community on Jun 18, 2018

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Engineering

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
Energy Assessment

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Malawi

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