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Salvatore Chester commented on Martin Theuri's blog post The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.
"Facts on the ground : " Thanks to your support, this mix of charity and business has enabled SunnyMoney to reach 10 million people with safe clean light and become the largest distributor of solar lights in…"
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Julien Cot commented on Martin Theuri's blog post The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.
"You are right, interesting point of view. Most of people thinks "Hoo great, a donation!" but in realty their is negative impact wich this kind of aid, as you described."
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Salvatore Chester commented on Martin Theuri's blog post The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.
"It would be great and unprecedented, IF TRUE, in my view.  To me this an issue of unrealistic promises rather than a market spoiler. Would like to be proved wrong, if and when. "
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Martin Theuri commented on Martin Theuri's blog post The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.
"Thanks Evan.There can be no excuse for this unfriendly attack on entrepreneurship.Solar products are not off-the-shelve products and require massive investments in pushing them to the market.Please see their Newswire Release…"
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Evan Mills commented on Martin Theuri's blog post The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.
"I agree with you!  It is very risky business to dump free products into a market which has already demonstrated its ability to work without charity."
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http://techmoran.com/skypower-to-donate-two-million-home-solar-kits-in-kenya/#sthash.i0Hme9Mw.dpbs. Whereas the promise of being the first grid tied solar development in Kenya is welcome,there is a disturbing aspect:The 2 mn #solar kits will distort the market as they'll be competing products financed by private capital into Distributed Energy Services (DES) companies.Millions…See More
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The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.

http://techmoran.com/skypower-to-donate-two-million-home-solar-kits-in-kenya/#sthash.i0Hme9Mw.dpbs. Whereas the promise of being the first grid tied solar development in Kenya is welcome,there is a disturbing aspect:The 2 mn #solar kits will distort the market as they'll be competing products financed by private capital into Distributed Energy Services (DES) companies.Millions…See More
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"Your are much welcome,Evan. The potential for "affordable" energy access is enormous out there.Hoping iterations on battery life and on the performance of Solar panels performance will continue so as to support growth."
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"Hi Kilien, Thank you for your email and interest. It is a complex situation.For example the project must close by end of the month of August,so there might not be enough time left to engage. However, feel free to send me an email…"
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"The 'pat on the back' is appreciated,Yotam."
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Yok Consulting
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I have piloted and ran projects in solar lighting and mobile phone charging technology.Currently,I am working as a Consultant for a World Bank funded Project,being administered by an East African based NGO.
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The distortion of markets through aid and subsidies.These are also negative taxation for government revenue.

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 12:30am 5 Comments

http://techmoran.com/skypower-to-donate-two-million-home-solar-kits-in-kenya/#sthash.i0Hme9Mw.dpbs. Whereas the promise of being the first grid tied solar development in Kenya is welcome,there is a disturbing aspect:The 2 mn #solar kits will distort the market as they'll be competing products financed by private capital into Distributed…

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At 8:23am on October 7, 2013, Evan Mills said…

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