HARNESSING THE SUN

SOLAR BELIZE offers free solar training, and green business opportunities for low income and under-employed residents. Serving as a solar and green-jobs advocate, we work with our partners to promote solar and inclusive green economic development in our poverty stricken country. This will in effect be a apprentice program that is also implemented in Germany where the appeal of vocational training is highly favored. Where employment after graduation is almost guaranteed. That could explain why about half of German high school graduates enter into vocational programs. In contrast, 69 percent of American high school graduates enroll in two or four-year colleges, while 29 percent immediately enter the work force, according to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. I myself was enrolled in a trade school OWITVET. As a current student I can honestly say that no sort of training or teaching is occurring in the school. Belizeans need a system that works.
Name
JAVIER
Last name
REJON
At what stage is your proposal?
Idea phase
What category/categories do you want to address with your idea?
Employment
Describe the need or problem you want to address
The problem I want to address is the high unemployment of youths. The main focus will be to build a dynamic and inmovative business model that will not only provide solar installation amd maintenance but also change overall technology and energy that we use. Creating Solar Malls, Schools, Farms,businesses and homes that can be energized by solar energy.
What is the main product or service you will offer?
The main service will be offering quality life changing employment for the betterment of Belize. The training will be a intensive training offering trainees the opportunity to work hands on on real life Solar installations.
Briefly describe the community or population that will benefit from your solution and how do you plan to involve them in the project
I believe the entire country can benefit form this initiative where unemployment is very high in my area and the entire of Belize. The community will be involved in being able to participate in the program and the residents will have the opportunity to have solar systems installed on their homes which will in turn cut energy costs and help save the environment with clean free energy! Its a win win situation!
Does your proposal have a business model (i.e. strategy to generate revenue)? Please describe
In order to generate revenue the trainees will be working on customer' homes,businesses, hotels/resorts,farms etc. Also regular Solar panel maintenance will also be a needed service which will be in high demand. In the next way revenue will be generated is by having a solar farm/s to sell solar energy to hundreds of Belizeans!!!
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Hi Edmund, my name is Melissa. Congratulations on encouraging you to apply for your idea and to undertake. Customers are the people who will pay for your service or product, and that will make your business model sustainable. I think you should think about a strategy about your sustainability model since it is a fundamental part to guarantee the success of your project. Have you thought about who and how you will offer them this service and why would they be interested in buying the solar service? You should also consider what are the benefits of using solar energy compared to conventional energy, and link this to the problem of lack of commitment and as your proposal supports.
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1 year ago
Oh yes by the way my name is Javier not edmund lol. No worries.
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1 year ago
Thank you so much for the advice! I will surely heed your advice and suggested adjustments to my plan.
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1 year ago
Sorry for confusing your name. Many successes in this process.
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1 year ago
Hehe .No problem
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1 year ago
You have an innovative idea right there my friend. Great job with it! Why not Convert it into Belize Solar Energy Company to compete with BEL and bring down the price in electricity and employ people to install and give maintenance to the solar panels and then expand throughout the country. You will have to employ accountants, managers, solar panel installers, solar panel maintenance officers, secretaries, customer service receptionists etc.. like a normal entity would do. You got the potential and you need to think a little outside the box. BEST WISHES in your goals and hope you win.
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1 year ago
I got inspired by watching a film called Catching the sun on Netflix.
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1 year ago
THANK YOU!! APPRECIATE IT! HIGHLY FAVORED. I definitely see that vision and how it can become a huge company employing hundreds countrywide. As having the entrepreneur mindset when I was planning my idea I sought ought what I believe is most important which was unemployment and poverty and creating a constant demand and supply chain. This idea has the potential of employing other different types of skills in the process. Having that in mind I have other innovative ideas on how SOLAR BELIZE can provide green clean energy such as businesses, hospitals, stadiums and ultimately creating a SOLAR MALL!!!
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1 year ago
That sounds exceptionally amazing. I know you could win this and if you need a team to market your business you can contact me to help you out. Just like I will with you if I win. I see a lot of potential in you and a great change for the country would come in a big scale from our ideas. May God bless you and your family and my your creativity and imagination may continue to grow for the positive. Best of luck again.
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1 year ago
Thank you very much. Small people talk about other people. Average people talk about stuff, but great people talk about ideas! A quote I have read somewhere and great people with great innovative ideas such as yourself I know we can go somewhere with this my friend. Lets work for that win!!??
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1 year ago
Nice idea. It would be good to select a specific pilot area to start with. Best wishes!
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1 year ago
Yes awesome suggestion. The pilot area would be my home town in Orange Walk because it has a very high unemployment rate especially with recent sixth form graduates.
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1 year ago
The following video is only of a demonstration into how the idea is already being implemented and how great of a positive impact it has in the community and economy.
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