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Alex Place commented on Sun-Connect News's blog post Do we re­ally need GOGLA, the new "Global Off-Grid-Light­ing As­so­ci­a­tion"?
"Harold, Firstly great points in this article and certainly sparking a nice conversation! I would just like to comment on this: "If we want that off-grid electrification becomes successful and self-sustainable, than this industry cannot depend…"
Jul 10, 2013
Alex Place replied to Vincent Kapur's discussion Random Amazing Fact - Battery Life
"Thanks Vincent, Just so I have this straight. Batteries are being thrown away due to the charging systems not working properly. How would one monitor the amount of charge that is going to the battery--the controllers should have a cut off at the…"
Jul 8, 2013
Alex Place replied to Evan Mills's discussion Field Projects: Central America
"Project name: Quetsol pay-as-you-go pilot  Dates: March 2013- August 2013 Location (town/city/country & Map Link): San Vicente, Alta Verrapaz, Guatemala Contact person: Alex Place (me) afbplace@gmail.com Organizations involved:…"
Jul 8, 2013
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Alex Place replied to Evan Mills's discussion Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting and Ned Tozun of d.light design elected as a new GOGLA leading duo
"This is an exciting change and I am happy to see Ted elected as I have worked with some D.Light products and seen them in the field here in Guatemala. Ted, if you see this message I have worked with Community Enterprise Solutions and Quetsol in…"
Jul 8, 2013
Alex Place replied to Rolland Zhang's discussion How much cost for a solar Lamp in rural area.
"Rolland, I would not reinvent the wheel. There are many good solar products on the market. The problem is not making a competitive product, the business problem is distribution to these rural communities. D light, Barefoot Power, BBoxx all have…"
Jun 6, 2013
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Jun 5, 2013
Alex Place replied to Rolland Zhang's discussion How much cost for a solar Lamp in rural area.
"I work in Guatemala on rural electrification with these small solar appliances. In terms of the price point here (more income than Africa), rural families spend ~15$/month on candles and cell phone charges; therefore, our micro-finance price point…"
Jun 5, 2013
Alex Place replied to Shuangyi Qian's discussion Country Data: Guatemala
"1. This is great. 2. I think the cost information is a little off, and I will verify kerosene and candle prices.  3. The installed stock estimate for kerosene seems to be very high since I have not seen any houses in my experience using…"
Jun 3, 2013

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May 23, 2013
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"Hello Alex, Welcome to LuminaNET! Please review our Member Guidelines before posting.  Feel free to post in any area of the site, and, just as importantly, to comment on posts by other members. Here are some tips and tricks that may be…"
May 22, 2013
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May 22, 2013

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Name of your company or organization
Quetsol
Role(s)
Product distributor, Product retailer
Region
Central America
Describe your involvement and/or interest in off-grid lighting
I have worked in sustainable development and specifically focused on solar energy for off-grid communities for a couple of years. I am very eager to take on the rural electrification challenge and empower our brothers and sisters all over the globe.
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At 8:18pm on May 22, 2013, Evan Mills said…

Hello Alex,

Welcome to LuminaNET!

Please review our Member Guidelines before posting.  Feel free to post in any area of the site, and, just as importantly, to comment on posts by other members. Here are some tips and tricks that may be helpful.

Lastly, don't forget to add your location to our Member Map (follow this link). AND, you're our first member from Guatemala - so, it would be particularly good to have your country show up!

Evan
LuminaNET Creator & Moderator

 
 
 

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