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…"
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…"
"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) firstname.lastname@example.org
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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
Alex Place just added their location. (via Member Map)
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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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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!