Tom Adamson
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Customs Tariffs for Solar Lamps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johanna Diecker Jan 30, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a business importing and distributing solar lamps in Haiti. Up until now I have been able to clear Customs by using the HS Code for solar panels (85.4140.00) which have a base tariff of 5%,…Continue

 

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Tom Adamson commented on Tim Gengnagel's blog post Alternatives to Fuel-based Lighting for Night Fishing
"Evan, There is not a lot of fresh-water fishing done in Haiti to my knowledge.  What few lakes we have tend to be either brackish or over-fished or both.  I am pretty sure that these lamps are not designed for brackish or salt water so I…"
Jun 11, 2015
Tom Adamson commented on Tim Gengnagel's blog post Alternatives to Fuel-based Lighting for Night Fishing
"OmniVoltaic also has a lamp specifically designed for fishing.  It comes with a 12W panel, 8800 Lithium battery and puts out 300 lumens for 12 hours.  This is the same company who won 2 out of 3 first prizes at the Lighting Africa…"
Jun 11, 2015
Tom Adamson replied to Evan Mills's discussion Green remittances
"I don't know all the details of the marketing but I know there were posters at outlets where people sent transfers from in Florida and there were infomercials on TV programs aimed at Haitian diaspora.  You could get more details from Arc…"
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Tom Adamson replied to Evan Mills's discussion Green remittances
"We participated in a program with Arc Finance and their Haitian partner SogeXpress in 2012 / 2013.  SogeXpress represents Western Union in Haiti.  The program was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank.  Arc Finance had…"
May 21, 2015
Tom Adamson commented on Ryan Fetterly's blog post 4 New Podcast Episodes on Bottom of the Pyramid Innovation
"These podcasts are excellent.  I have listened to all of them and especially liked the ones on Off-Grid:Electric and MicroEnsure.  Not all are on energy access but each one is an in depth look at different business models for delivering…"
Feb 6, 2015
Gary Zhang commented on Tom Adamson's blog post Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti
"A good perceptive article about elimination of kerosene in Haiti based on practical experience."
Feb 5, 2015
Salvatore Chester commented on Tom Adamson's blog post Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti
"Great article Tom.  In response to your very last question, I would suggest the Haitian Govt. to simply drawing some lessons from  relevant experiences in : East Africa, Bangladesh, India... (for example).  Keep it…"
Jan 30, 2015
Evan Mills commented on Tom Adamson's blog post Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti
"Sounds like a great initiative. My new report on kerosene subsidies in the West African context may have some useful info in it for you."
Jan 29, 2015
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Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti

My organization, MicamaSoley, has been importing and distributing solar lamps in Haiti for a little over five years.  I have partnered with several NGOs to channel these lamps through existing networks.   Fonkoze, the largest MFI in Haiti, has given me access to their credit customers.  I work with CARE and their Village Savings and Loan Associations as well as smaller projects with other organizations.  We have been selling Lighting Global approved products starting with Barefoot Power then…See More
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Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti

My organization, MicamaSoley, has been importing and distributing solar lamps in Haiti for a little over five years.  I have partnered with several NGOs to channel these lamps through existing networks.   Fonkoze, the largest MFI in Haiti, has given me access to their credit customers.  I work with CARE and their Village Savings and Loan Associations as well as smaller projects with other organizations.  We have been selling Lighting Global approved products starting with Barefoot Power then…See More
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Tom Adamson commented on Evan Mills's blog post Lifting the Darkness on the Price of Light -- the effect of fuel subsidies in the off-grid lighting market
"Evan, Is this report available in French? Tom"
Jan 9, 2015
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Jul 10, 2014
Tom Adamson replied to Sally Bolton's discussion Solar-powered headlamps?
"Sally, If you are interested in a fishing light you should have a look at this link: http://www.omnivoltaic.com/catalog/catch-300-night-fishing-light/ This is not a headlamp but it is a solar lamp that is designed to attract fish at night.  It…"
Jul 10, 2014

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Name of your company or organization
MicamaSoley
Role(s)
Product distributor, Product retailer
Region
South America
Describe your involvement and/or interest in off-grid lighting
My company imports and distributes solar lamps. We have sold over 120,000 lamps and SHS in the past 4 years.
Website
http://www.micamasoley.com

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Campaign for the Elimination of Kerosene in Haiti

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 3:10am 3 Comments

My organization, MicamaSoley, has been importing and distributing solar lamps in Haiti for a little over five years.  I have partnered with several NGOs to channel these lamps through existing networks.   Fonkoze, the largest MFI in Haiti, has given me access to their credit customers.  I work with CARE and their Village Savings and Loan Associations as well as smaller projects with other organizations.  We have been selling Lighting Global approved products starting with Barefoot Power then…

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At 9:09am on January 9, 2014, Evan Mills said…

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