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SunRazors

SunRazors bring clean solar electricity to Mexican villages through a sustainable micro-finance solution pared with social entrepreneurship.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 1
  • Website sunrazors.org

Company Summary

SunRazors addresses the unmet need for electricity in off-grid locations in Jalisco, Mexico by offering financial, technological, and educational services to install solar power in the rural communities. SunRazors introduce a novel micro-finance scheme that will provide credit for purchase or lease of the solar products tailored to the needs of the households and community spaces.

Team

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    Anna Ebers
    Ms.

    Anna is a doctoral candidate in renewable energy economics at ESF, who has previously worked on rural electrification projects in India and Cameroon. Having experience in banking, she is in charge of developing the micro-financing scheme for the villages. Anna is a PERC-certified environmental markets entrepreneur and a winner of the SU Sustainability Award in 2012. As a Rosen Fellow, she will bring her team down to Mexico this summer.

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    Fares Jnaid
    Mr.

    Fares is a doctoral candidate in structural engineering at Syracuse University and he has previously launched his own construction business in native Syria. Fares has a considerable work experience as a university professor in Syria and as a site engineer mostly evaluating bridges. Interested in renewable energy, Fares joined SunRazors as a chief technology officer who will oversee installation process.

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    Victoria Alice Ferris
    Ms.

    Victoria is a social entrepreneur and sustainability evangelist. She co-founded Kachile,e-commerce site selling original arts from the Ivory Coast, and Akissi, an eco-luxury brand. She worked with moWaza, a mobile shopping platform in Africa. Her previous work experience include World Microfinance Forum Geneva, African Rainbow Consulting, Greenpower Conferences. Now at Oxford, Victoria will conduct micro-finance research with Anna for SunRazors.

Advisors

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    Paul Newman
    Lawyer
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    Laura Chumley
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    ISC Konstanz e.V.
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    The Rosen Fellowship
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    Thomas Fernandes
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