Sustainable Energy Sources

Energy aims to enable off-the-grid, household access to reliable and efficient alternative energy through small scale solar solutions.

LOCATION

Malawi

DATES

All positions for July have been filled.

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SITUATION

Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the Sustainable Development Goals. Of these goals, Project Everest has been working on goal seven, Affordable and Clean Energy: ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all. We are interested in developing an organisational understanding of energy use our countries of operation, with the aim of introducing energy-focused social business solutions to any prospective needs.

In pursuit of this understanding, Project Everest has commissioned energy assessments across Timor-Leste and Malawi. As a result of these assessments, we have identified issues across consistent, affordable energy and access to energy as a result of poor infrastructure.

MISSION

Project Everest is looking to further develop its capacity to incubate and accelerate micro enterprises in a number of developing nations with the aim of removing barriers to access to affordable and sustainable energy solutions. Teams in both Timor and Malawi are to continue to gather information on the state of energy; demand, infrastructure and capacity to afford solar energy solutions with the end goal to develop enterprises in this space. Project Everest requires students in business, engineering, science and other fields to execute on this effectively.

OBJECTIVES
  • Conduct an assessment on the business and technical viability of creating energy distribution channels
  • Conduct an assessment of the financial and technical viability of large-scale solar farming with alternative funding options (ie. small-scale investors into sections of solar farms)
  • Ideate and prototype small-medium scale solar setups that will allow DC device use, with priority on lighting, phones and cooking
  • Develop financial models and business mechanics that will allow scalable and cost-positive distribution of off-grid energy solutions

The continuation of a business idea in any of the focus areas is not expected. All ideas are assessed at the conclusion of the projects and those deemed to be below the required standard will be discontinued.

OPPORTUNITY

Energy is the gateway to increased economic opportunities, education and quality of life. Energy allows light for work after dark and study, energy allows charging of communication devices to increase business opportunities and work, energy can facilitate boiling of water that will eradicate 98% of water borne diseases.

In order for our agriculture and health ventures to realise their full potential, energy plays a critical role in setting up the infrastructure to facilitate exponential growth.

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Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the Sustainable Development Goals. Of these goals, Project Everest has been working on goal seven, Affordable and Clean Energy: ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all. Project Everest is seeking to understand if there is a need for alternative, more sustainable energy sources in Cambodia and East Timor and whether Project Everest is well placed to develop social enterprises that sell socially beneficial goods or services surrounding the provision of energy.

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