Solar Solutions

Solar Solutions

LahoreLahore, Pakistan
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Idea
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Th scope of this project is to cover all the energy demand of a house by giving cheap solution for cooking,water purification, refrigeration and electricity all through the help of solar energy and solar panels

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if every house has it's own energy solutions?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Project is focusing all the energy problems every household has to face which includes water purification system, Refrigeration , cooking fuel, and major problem that includes Electricity shortage

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Th scope of this project is to cover all the energy demand of a house by giving cheap solution for cooking,water purification, refrigeration and electricity all through the help of solar energy and solar panels Solution of the problems mentioned above comprises of two categories One that is achieved directly through sun light i.e by heating. These are cooking of foods, water Purification, and refrigeration system for keeping the things cool. Second category includes generation of electricity through solar panels for each individual household.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

This solution will be very helpful to meet energy demands and to provide renewable source of energy like solar panels will be used to generate electricity and solar water purifier will be used to purify water. Solar cooker will be used for cooking of food instead of relying on gas and other fuels which are not easily available and also have adverse effects on environment. Solar refrigerator will be provided in those areas where people cannot afford solar panel cost and they need to keep their things cool so it will provide a cheap solution by working on the phenomenon of evaporation cooling.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The current situation of energy demand in Pakistan is very alarming, due to energy shortage the situation in Pakistan is very worse, Load shedding hours has been increased from 12 to 18 hours per day which has disturbed every activity in Pakistan as electricity is one of the essential source.Not only this there is also a gas load shedding which is also increasing year by year so at this time proposing the solution of all these problems through solar energy will be a blessing for nation and it will create a very much positive effect on every walk of life in Pakistan

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

After targeting the areas of Sindh and Baluchistan we will increase our scope to developed areas of Punjab and sindh to make people aware of this project and we will be working on different other renewable projects to produce electricity through running canals in order t catch customers and fulfill energy demands. So starting with rural population we will move toward urban side covering all the developed cities and then we will go internationally to different countries like china , India , Indonesia , Dubai etc
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We will be trying to catch the attention of different investors if available.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Currently there are some organisations that are working on solar panel but it can be expensive for those who cannot afford it that's why our project is different as we are also giving solar solutions for cooking.water purification and refrigeration instead of only electricity,So for those who cannot afford solar panel cost they can rely on other solutions
Team

Founding Story

It was during my engineering studies when I proposed this project and shared it with different teachers and made a plan to work on it. That's why I worked on same Plan at Indiana University to make it more feasible and cheap.

Team

Daniya Zahra Bachelors of Journalism Studies She will be handling business development Marketing and Human resource department I will be handling technical and sales department After one year we will grow our team to include other staffs
About You
Organization:
Student
About You
First Name

Mehroz

Last Name

haider

About Your Project
Organization Name

Student

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, P, Lahore

Country where this project is creating social impact

, S, Jacobabad

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Friends and family, Individuals, NGOs.

Supplemental
Sector

Health and Hygiene, Water Use, Greenhouse Gases, Sustainable Sourcing.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Initially our plan is to target those areas which lack access to clean drinking water,electricity and fuels for burning like most of the parts of Sindh , Balochistan ,KPK,and Punjab. We will start with lower class by giving them cheap source of clean water and solar burner for food cooking and then we will increase our scope of work to solar panels as most of the part of Pakistan is very rich in solar energy giving them cheap solutions will attract customers of every field to attract towards our products

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

There is very small amount of work that has been done in Pakistan on solar energy solutions so there is a strong need to create awareness among people so we will be spending our initial money to run awareness campaigns through bill boards, TV channels. by joining hands with NGOs and by advertisement through different channels so that people could be aware of our products and their benefits and then a large amount of money will be spend on developing the products and on research work to make it more better and to increase the scope pf our product to work for other alternate and cheap solutions development over time. Winning the prize money will give us publicity that will also help us to catch different investors to invest on our business

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I have won Global Feasibility Study Competition 2013 at Indiana University USA by putting same idea of solar solutions. Not only this I have also won a runner up award at National Level too. So I have all the experience that is needed to build up my organisation, I have all the business plan and organisational plan too, which will greatly help me to achieve my goals. Technically I have studied solar energy courses during my Mechanical Engineering

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

Comments

Sharon Bright Amanya's picture

Mehroz, this is a wonderful project, but am wondering how the low class people will afford the strong solar panels that can operate refrirators, provide light aldo used for cooking

No you just misunderstand it, Refrigerator,water purifier and solar cooker will not require any solar panel they are designed in a way that they will run directly on sun light using its heat for functioning so this is only for those who cannot afford solar panel cost. Thanks