A carbon-free future where solar energy production that helps fund job creation and job training in Africa. We hope for a regional 'social impact' that would enhance trade between the states and the new machines would help provide electricity to rural areas.
We have spent many hours on our business model and are prepared to expand this venture to a larger Luxembourg-based fund for social improvement in Africa and around the world. Benefits for women and children are integral to our proposed structure. We will start work in Namibia through a public/private partnership with Jatties Group and the Ministry of Miniing and Energy. We will leverage funds from SSG by using a fund structure and a principal protected income plan through the use of bank guaranteed funds. Funds from SSG will also be used to submit the project through the International Development Association and the International Finance Corporation. We plan to work with KPMG, McKinsey and a Luxembourg-based law firm to set up the fund structure and purchase of the Hyperion 3 machine and contructionof the factory and assembly of the solar energy farms in the Namib Desert.
The solar panels produced from the solar chips of the Hyperion 3 machine are the next generation technology that significantly increases wattage per chip, producing an ultra-thin (hence light and easily mountable wallpaper-like panels) chip, using significantly less silicon. Namibia has wide swath of dry and semi-arid expanses where solar farms that produce electricity will be assembled. This will employ large numbers of local people while providing funds for government subsidies for electrification of underserved rural communities. Electricity availability will help alleviate subsistence pressures for women and children and help provide dissemination of health care for a population plagued with a high rate of infection with HIV/AIDS.
I have been active in the non-profit and business arena for all of my adult life, including independly financed fact-finding missions, chairing a community-based fund, board positions, scholarly presentations, work with AFSC and publishing the above-mentiioned boardgame. i am willing to do what it takes to help those in need. I ask that people support my effort to have a palpable impact on education, hunger and poverty in the world. Action that results in positive change is what I pledge.