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Survey dissemination Seminar on the next generation of low-cost energy efficient products for the bottom of the pyramid - 26th April 2016

A half-day seminar was held at Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya today to provide details of the LCT survey to entrepreneurs working in solar PV, cookstoves and other renewable energy industries.  A presentation was made of the key results of the choice modelling survey conducted in late 2015-early 2016.  The survey focused on understanding consumer preferences for key design features of improved cookstoves, solar/ passive fridges and solar water pumps together with an integrated suite of energy efficient healthcare technologies available in a 500w ‘clinic in a box’. 

The seminar at KCIC focused on survey results relating to domestic appliances.  Over 40 entrepreneurs and other stakeholders expressed interest in the event and requested a copy of the report with 26 attending the event today.  The results were discussed in depth with participants providing feedback on the usefulness of the survey results for their business plans, the gaps in the research (and made a strong recommendation for a second round) as well as providing some explanations for a few anomalies found in the results.  One participant stated, ‘this is the first time I have seen a project that starts from what people need’.