The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Solar Cooling Umbrella

Published on June 27, 2014 um 13:51

Summary of your idea

I want to come up with a solar cooling umbrella which is environmental friendly. The product will be powered by the sun and it will have tiny fans underneath or inside to provide cooling. My innovative approach is to see my idea taking the community to a level where it will benefit them. The exiting thing about my product is that it can be used by people of all ages and it will be safe and even during rainy seasons, it can be used, it is water resistant.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

My target is to see my idea bringing a positive change to the society and sharing knowledge with the rest of the world, I can evaluate success through education and the use of modern technology to gain information so that I can come up with an idea like I have already did. My product will sustain the environment because it will be powered by the sun. My product will be used in the environment that is extremely hot in Kgalagadi desert and for a certain reason it is extremely hot in summer.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

My model is a solar cooling umbrella with solar panels on top and fans underneath also a switch. I will be making different sizes, using existing ideas of an umbrella, my model will be used outdoors and simple to use. The model will benefit others in a positive way and bring a change to the society at large,90% of the teaching staff that I interviewed regarding my solar cooling umbrella reported to like the idea. Financial institutions such as CEDA and others will be approached for possibilities of financing the development of my model. My collaborators are the business advisors and the JAB members who helped me to polish the idea. The model will be sustainable because of the sunlight in Botswana and the solar heat. It is also a new idea because this model seems to be appreciated by individuals, for example 90% of the teaching staff have liked the idea. I will be advertising my product using media like television, radio, magazines and billboards. My product will be sold at low prices because it will be using solar heat from the sun, therefore potential customers will prefer it most because it is cheap and easy to use. Offering scholarship will be one of the marketing strategy because those who benefit from the scholarship will explain it to others about the company. This is word of mouth.

Your profile

PEASONEL INFORMATION 19 years former PACT member of tsabong Junior Secondary School AWARDS Best student in Design and Technology(JC) Prize giving ceremony presents(tool box,kitchen utensils) INNOVATIVENESS I am motivated because I was doing Design and Technology as a practical subject at Junior Certificate(JC) the theme for Junior Certificate Project was GAMES and I made a snooker. QUALITIES CONTRIBUTING TO MY SUCCESS The knowledge I gained from Junior Certificate, Commerce and Design and Technology contributed hugely. The knowledge I gained motivated me about a business and how one can earn a living using his or her own hands.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

environment, health, sustainable energy, sustainable trade, youth

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Comments

July 13, 2014 03:58

Bravely go toward! I encourage you.

July 2, 2014 12:09

great idea and keep it up boy