Open Financial Platform for Solarlights Distribution!Jennifer Lauber Patterson!December 2011!
“Commercialising inspirational sustainablesolutions” !§ Green asset development and advisory company, who works with investors, developers and entrepreneurs to build world class, low carbon, and green businesses!§ Committed shareholder and long-term partner to its growing portfolio of businesses!§ Carbonsoft is a subsidiary of Frontier Carbon and has created the Open Financial Platform for Solar Lights Distribution!
Why is it important to ﬁnd a solution?! § Around 1.4 billion people, or 300 million households have no access to electricity (1)! § Solar lights replace kerosene usage which reduce CO2 emissions! § Improved health beneﬁts (reduced smoke in homes)! § Reduced Safety Risk (ﬁres caused by Kerosene)! § Providing local employment ! § Kerosene is expensive. In Tanzania – a family may recoup up to 25% of their disposable income!Source (1) Lighting Africa!
Key Partners! Green Creditable Low cost, Asset Financing Quality solar Distributors (project) Partner light provider Developers
What is Unique?!§ CarbonSoft (in partnership with Standard Bank) is developing the ﬁrst solar lamp PoA under the CDM which shall be established across Malawi and expanding to over 20 countries!§ Open platform developed under a programmatic CDM project that services multiple suppliers and distributors !§ Ready made solution for distributors and solar light retailers without the risk of developing a POA registration !§ Up front costs of UN registration fully funded!§ CarbonSoft generates income through the generation and sale of carbon credits!§ Sharing of carbon credit revenue with clients which may be used for reducing the price of solar lamps, or for non-proﬁts, to help fund their charitable projects!
Value Proposition for Clients! Sharing of carbon revenue Wide Sharing of Geographical development Spread experience Customer Beneﬁts Credit Transparency Support Simpliﬁed CDM Mgt Contracts
Challenges!§ Registration by end of 2012!§ Working capital !§ Local knowledge / development partnerships!§ Capacity building on distribution!
Key Contacts! Carbonsoft! Sebastian Foot ! !Managing Director !London! !! Alex Lauber! ! !Director, Asia ! !Melbourne! Omair Nayyar ! !CDM Associate !New Delhi!!Jennifer Lauber Patterson – Jennifer@frontier-Carbon.net!Executive Director, Frontier Carbon!Telephone: +61 431263000!
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