IEEE Community Solutions Initiative Open Source Energy Solutions For Energy Deprived Consumers (Webinar)

27 Mar 2014
Dr. Robin Podmore, PES VP of New Initiatives & Outreach
Primary Committee:
IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series
Page/Slide Count:
Time: 53:45
The IEEE Community Solutions Initiative (CSI) has the ambitious goal of bringing reliable electricity to support light, communications, education and jobs for millions of the world's most energy deprived people. The webinar will cover: o Examples of IEEE CSI entrepreneurs who are successfully operating Solar Community Charging Stations in Haiti, South Sudan, Nigeria and Cameroon. How Seattle University and Seattle Area PES engineers cooperated with EWB to launch projects Zambia and Kenya. CSI business model including, financing and revenue practices, standard open hardware designs and open shared business practices. o Services that IEEE CSI can provide as needed to CSI entrepreneurs , financing, technical support, marketing, fund raising, accounting, legal, web design etc. and opportunities for volunteers. Outline of the training program and skills needed for CSI entrepreneurs. Special efforts that CSI is making to encourage women entrepreneurs to participate as entrepreneurs and owners in the program. For more information on CSI see

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