The massive challenge of extending energy access in the developing world.
What it does
Enables off-grid solar companies to more cost-effectively train a solar workforce in developing countries.
How we built it
We applies human centered design to build an iphone app to train end users and a web app for companies to add content.
Challenges we ran into
Not enough time, as well as how to apply gamification to incentivize better learning and diagnostic results.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Building two demonstrable prototypes and developing a viable business model.
What we learned
We need more time, and that there is potential to address the US market through a differentiated product (similar model) also.
What's next for SolTrain
Winning our first hackathon and scaling solar around the world!