Pakistan won the first prize at the Rwanga Social Startup Competition this year at the fifth One Young World summit in Dublin.
Representing Pakistan, Khizr Imran Tajammul, expressed his vision to research and generate affordable energy solutions for low income masses. His ideas are to use the capability of solar energy in Pakistan and to make solar energy solutions more accessible to the lowest common denominator.
Among an array of potential utilities and products, the eager beaver Imran feels that solar water heating has great capability and that ‘greenhouse technology’ as opposed to evacuation tubes (used in most conventional solar water heaters.) can emerge more proficient and inexpensive and hence have the huge potential to quickly spread across the country.
Khizr has co-founded with his friends to launch this initiative in the organization known as ‘Jaan Pakistan’ which has thus far received USD 20,000/ in prize money. Imran is avowed intended and is planning to venture into prototype development by the end of this year.
The organization is also collaborating with international manufacturers and technology giants to fine tune the design for their first product – the solar water heater.