Dan joined Untapped in 2016 to lead finance planning and solar energy strategy. Dan grew passionate about international development in 2011, during a trip to the Dominican Republic. He got connected with a grass-roots organization called World Water Relief and for the next few years lived in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as the director of World Water Relief, designing and implementing clean water systems. In 2013, Dan moved to Madrid, Spain to get an MBA at IE Business School. Since, Dan has worked in the solar industry in finance.
Thanks for the comment. For your question on natural disaster, our sites are designed for international building codes (IBC) including Komo and Euro Ce certification. Our sites made it through hurricane Irma unscathed, and we would expect them to withstand much stronger natural disasters. The payback on a facility takes up to 2 years for sales to fully realize and cover CAPEX, but the payback for the entrepreneur is in the first year. Our model is really for peri-urban regions; areas that were once rural but now have had an influx of growth, the fastest growing regions in developing countries.