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Solar Cooking [SMART 100, 2017]

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1. THE BEGINNING

This innovation initially came to life when…

As we experience more hours of sunlight energy here in Zimbabwe, many products that can be powered by Solar energy have been produced for African market, namely Traffic lights, radio.solar lamps and pumps. I thought it would make sense if I could offer the services of solar stoves with a smart mechanism and less or no health effects to the public, since we are experiencing perennial problems with our hydro electric power -station. There are so many benefits that comes with the using of solar stoves and energy. Not one but many, affordability, easy maintenance, safe to use as well.

2. WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

…solve the problem of cutting down trees that are some time used as a source of energy for cooking and to also cease using paraffin which is expensive and emits bad gases in the homes of poor.

It does this by…

The solar panels are laid about 15 metres – 20 metres above the ground with cables from the panel to the solar stove or else a mechanism will be provided to store the energy for later usage. The energy can also be used to charge Solar batteries that are connected to converters for Alternating Current power for home use.

3. PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

The benefit includes that home users will switch themselves any time they want. They will not worry about paying expensive electrical bills then.It will create competition and competitiveness among the Energy suppliers here.It will be a life time achievement for home users since they would need to buy the equipment once and have effective power supply,daily and season after. season

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

The customer will not have to worry about budgeting for electrical bills every month, what to cook and when to. Will not worry about sudden black out as a result of load shedding or depleted Balance. Will own the equipment.

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

People in around Zimbabwe have known these following four source of energy namely Paraffin, Hydro power and LP gas and Fire wood for decades and decades. So this will be life time achievement. There no Solar stoves on the market which makes it first. They have known Solar as only useful to power small radio but not really home cookers.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

The Solar will designed to world class ISO standards, very efficient, effective, not to mix parts, accessories and customers will be given forms to fill to adhere to the supplier’s agreement. That includes not entertain maintenance from Jack & Jill

5. TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

All the people in the rural Zimbabwe would be educated about this new technology.The will certainly buy the product since firewood is now scarce. The urban dweller would also rush to buy that product since gas, paraffin, and Hydro Source of power is now expensive. The poor in around Zimbabwe would as well rush to grab the product since it will be a lifetime source that would later save their hard earned incomes.Schools teachers and other institutions can run to grab it first since they are role models and conditions will & relaxed payment plan can be made for them.

It is available for sale through…

Not as yet, could be distribute to all post office shops around the country newly opened branches ”Great Observation Solar Home. Customers can call for sample, installation or buy on line. Mobile team will be also on the ground operating day and night shifts

Our marketing strategy is to…

…First introduce the products & services through, electronic media, newspaper, radio and remote institutions like boarding schools, colleges and tertiary institutions.Public places will also have that same opportunity to see & hear all required information. Social networks which has grown very popular will be used as well as seminar, fairs and annual exhibition. The occasion of gatherings will do.

FINE PRINT: This SMART 100 profile and the information it contains is a duplication of content submitted by the applicant during the entry process. As a function of entry, applicants were required to declare that all details are factually correct, do not infringe on another’s intellectual property and are not unlawful, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, obscene, or otherwise objectionable. Some profiles have been edited for reasons of space and clarity.

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