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The project had experienced some troubles without a PEV presence in country during March through to May. Although all systems from that time period have been salvaged or noted, the project took a great loss due to this. Through people not making their payments, and customers not receiving feedback from PEV for months left users unhappy and the project losing money. Enlisting someone to run the project during off months, preferably in-country, as a means to maintain the business is needed for...

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Problem

Malawi has one of the lowest electricity connection rates in the world, with 89% (16.5 million) of the country not connected to the national electrical grid (ESCOM) and decreases further into rural areas, with only 1% of rural areas being connected to the grid (as of 2018, reference 1). For the minority who are connected, experience regular blackouts, as ESCOM’s energy supply of 439MW is unable to meet the demands of the population. This forces the population to look to other, inadequate...

Aodhán
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Solution

The proxy product the energy team has been using in July 18 had features and problems that the July team were 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 power three...

Aodhán
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Value Proposition

Project Everest Ventures’ (PEV) GD-lite 8017A offers access to a safe, reliable and affordable source of lighting and a way for them to charge their mobile devices at home. In providing LED light bulbs, health and safety risks of using candles and paraffin as a main source of lighting is mitigated. This leads to improved quality of life and greater long-term benefits. Furthermore, the reliability of the lighting provided in the GD light system offers a means for community members to...

Aodhán
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Revenue Stream

Currently, Project Everest Ventures (PEV) Solar Consulting Team is offering 1 product via 3 payment methods in the Nancholi and greater Blantyre region: Upfront payments of K35,000 Monthly payment plan with K7,200 installments over 5 months (six payments total, including deposit) totalling K43,200 Layby sales: customer places a deposit of K10,000 (this amount can be increased/decreased, to try and make customers commit) to reserve the product, and pays the remaining K25,000 in a...

Aodhán
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Work Update

Introduction In-country operations for Solar Malawi resumed this June and is in its third week, continuing off from the previous team in February. As usual, the team’s goals revolved around sales of a solar product and the accompanying infrastructure (eg. software for automated texting, sales logistics, accounting, etc). The current version of solar product we are selling is the GD-8017A by GDLITE - a solar powered battery which discharges stored electricity in the form of a torch, up to...

Anthony Liu
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Aodhán

Ireland

Joined this community on Apr 19, 2019

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Engineering

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Malawi

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