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05 December 2017
Desalination process needs to be more affordable before it can compete with alternative methods of procuring drinking water »
Kopernik’s Solutions Lab recently experimented with a solar desalination technology designed to provide drinking water for households living in coastal areas with limited access to drinking water. FCubed’s Carocell 3000 model was tested with a household located in a remote coastal area of East Flores.
25 October 2017
In August, we ran two different sales campaigns to promote the sale of clean energy technologies in Eastern Indonesia. One campaign was a newspaper advertisement, in which a photo of solar lights was featured in a local newspaper directing readers to a location where the technology could be purchased. The other campaign gave additional financial incentives to a network of 244 sales agents and enrolled the high sellers in a competition to win a motorbike.
31 August 2017
Kopernik’s Women Entrepreneurs, or Wonder Women as we call them, have sold more than 20,000 clean energy technologies in Eastern Indonesia during the past 3 years. That’s a lot of customers! We interviewed 325 of these customers to learn about their experience with the products and the impact they had on their lives. We also wanted to find out what payment method they used to buy their technology.
12 April 2017
Each year we conduct an assessment of our Wonder Women entrepreneurship program to evaluate its impact and test how different variables may affect sales performance. We asked 66 Wonder Women about the level of involvement from their spouses in their business. The answers ranged from “no involvement” to “fully involved.”1 We found that the increasing participation of the spouse corresponded to proportionately higher sales - but only to a certain point.
30 November 2016
This insight and supporting research was developed by Kopernik Fellow and UC Berkeley Master of Public Policy student, Tarunima Prabhakar, together with Kopernik's Strategic Initiatives Team.