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Proposal: Solar based poly-generation system that can provide Power, Heat and Clean Water Contest: Exploring Synergistic Solutions for Sustainable Development Thank you for your contest entry. Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest. We have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal.” We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.
Judge 1: An interesting proposal for solar power generator in rural India. The proposal should link to similar past CoLab proposals for synergies. A diagram might be helpful to better understand the technology, as well as some quantitative stats on how much power it produces to cost to build and compare with alternatives. Perhaps touch on maintenance and sustainability issues (such as disposal at end of life).
Judge 2: This is an interesting and clearly-presented proposal. I would like to have enough detail on what it takes to build these plants (a break-down of the $250,000 in the budget as well as how the various players will be involved (have these groups agreed that they are interested? what are they willing to contribute?) to better understand the feasibility of this project. I would also like additional detail on how this works. I understand that this is a novel solution, and one you feel is better than PV arrays, but, with my limited knowledge of energy, I couldn't really understand how this proposal is different or why/how it is feasible. (In other words, I kept asking myself the question: if this is such a great idea, why hasn't anyone tried it before?) I think your proposal would be stronger if you could answer this question, which will be in the reader's head.
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