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LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yotam Ariel Dec 2, 2013. 12 Replies

Hello everyone,Wanted to take a moment to introduce our company, LightSeed Energy. We are a team from Canada starting a solar operation in Zambia in 2014. We are currently raising money for our pilot…Continue

 

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Yotam Ariel replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Fascinating feedback, Martin!! Thank you for sharing it."
Dec 2, 2013
Martin Theuri replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Hi Michael and Simon, While it is reassuring that you want to use market solutions in the long run, I believe that you got off the starting blocks on a wrong footing:"He was invited into a man’s home. He still remembers that it was so…"
Dec 2, 2013
Yotam Ariel replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"That's very interesting feedback, Mitra. Thank you for sharing this experience.(I understand that 'waiting for free' habit is not limited to Zambia..)"
Nov 28, 2013
Mitra Ardron replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Thanks Michael - I not that Symon said "LightSeed Energy will donate 2,000 solar lamps, the bulk of them being the d.light S2, to families without access to electricity in Zambia." And you use the term 'donate community…"
Nov 28, 2013
Yotam Ariel replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Good to know!! And thank you for clarifying, Michael."
Nov 28, 2013
Francis Stevens George replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Donate? You guys have to depart from this donate mentality. Apart from disrupting the growth of a market, you are also creating or perpectuating a culture of dependency on charity."
Nov 27, 2013
Yotam Ariel replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"I also agree with Mitra and Steve."
Nov 27, 2013
Mitra Ardron replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"I second what Steve is saying - by going in with free lamps you don't pilot anything, you just prove you can give lamps away. At the same time you'll muck up the market for everyone else, since you've now created an expectation of…"
Nov 27, 2013
Symon Edmonds replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Hi Steve, You raise a lot of great points. We wholeheartedly agree that the charity model is not sustainable in the long run and it is in the best interest of both our organization and Zambia to develop a local market which will recycle revenue and…"
Nov 24, 2013
Steve Andrews replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Hello Symon, Congrats on your mission.  Can you be persuaded to sell the lights for a full retail value, not give them away? That way: 1) You can support the development of the market in Zambia, not undermine traders trying to get…"
Nov 20, 2013
Rolland Zhang replied to Symon Edmonds's discussion LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia
"Dear Symon: For your project, I can not support your cash for the 2000 families. I only can do the work for you, we give up our profit to provide the solar product. $15 only can used for simple design product: 2watts led, 2-3cells, 4-5watt panel,…"
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LightSeed Energy - Pilot Project in Zambia

Hello everyone,Wanted to take a moment to introduce our company, LightSeed Energy. We are a team from Canada starting a solar operation in Zambia in 2014. We are currently raising money for our pilot project through an Indiegogo campaign, as well as various other fundraising events in Canada.Please check out our campaign, share and lend your support: igg.me/at/lightseedenergyFor a short blurb on us below...About LightSeed Energy:When co-founder Michael Pietrzak worked in a refugee camp in…See More
Nov 19, 2013
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Pay-As-You-Go strategies

This group is for discussion of innovative approaches to financing off-grid lighting products. A wide variety of strategies are being used, from highly informal lay-away arrangements to highly sophisticated ones using cell-phone banking to make payments based on remotely monitored light usage.Please share your thoughts and experiences with the other members.See More
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LightSeed Energy
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Africa
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At LightSeed Energy, we provide solar systems to families in Zambia. In November 2013 we are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $30,000 for our pilot project, where we plan to distribute solar lamps to students who do not have access to electricity in April 2014.
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