Alleviating the prevailing electricity crisis remains a challenge for Pakistan as persistent long hours of load shedding has adversely impacted economic growth of the country. There are still 112 million in Pakistan which either have no access to electricity or experience over 16 hours of load shedding. The shortage cannot be mitigated alone by adding power plants in the system as these come at considerable financial and environment cost. A smarter thing to do for all of us would be to make choices that are not only light on the pocket, but also on the socket.
What it does
SaveWatts helps your purchase decision by showing the financial and socio-economic impact of choosing one model over an other. By knowing the long term cost of different appliances, you not only save money, but also help light up schools, health units or households.
How we built it
The MVP is made as an android application.
Challenges we ran into
Finding updated appliance data; building assumptions for appliance use.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Building a great team; building a launching pad for significant socio-economic impact.
What we learned
Magnitude of impact that our purchasing decisions can make.
What's next for SaveWatts
Building an appliance database through market research. Reaching out to donors and governments.