SMART greenhouse

SMART greenhouse

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About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The main agriculture activity of the people in Shamkir is to grow seasonal products on the needs of internal and external market. 90 percent of the products on the markets are grown in the greenhouses. For this purpose wood and gas are used by the local population for heating greenhouses in winter. Therefore the population breaks forest for the treatment of firewood massively or increases carbon emissions released into the atmosphere by using gas

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The main aim of the project is to supply greenhouses which created and managed unprofessional with alternative energy from the sun and compost fertilizers from the domestic waste. Shamkir is sunny city taking into account that heating of the greenhouses with the energy from the solar panel will help both protection of the forests and reduction of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. At the same time there are large quantities of domestic wastes places around the area of Shamkir city. The city will be cleaned from household wastes by the means of waste management and sorting system and compost fertilizers from fruit, vegetable and plant origin wastes will accelerate agriculture in the region.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The project will initially be established the Smart greenhouse will provided with solar panels that save maximum energy. Although the initial establishment of the panels will be a little bit costly but it will provide greenhouses both with sustainable energy and reduce harmful habits disposal to the environment for the future. In addition temperature regulator will be created in the Smart greenhouses and it will help the farmers to assist in maintaining constant internal temperature.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Recently Azerbaijan Republic initially launched( starts its activity) at the area of development and application of alternative and renewable energy sources .At the initial stage for investigating power and potential of alternative energy across the republic an experimental polygon has been built in Gobushtan. But still business models based on alternative sources haven't been worked out yet. That is why funding Smart greenhouse model can be first continuous business model for Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Republic may be interested in in the future.
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"Zeka" Intellectual development and creativity center
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"Zeka" Intellectual development and creativity center

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Founding Story: Share a story about the “Aha!” moment that led you to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.

If you pay attention around the road leading to the Shamkir, you'll see that there are lots of greenhouses all around city. Why? Because both domestic markets of the country and abroad markets in Russia with seasonal fruits and vegetables are provided by local farmers of Shamkir .But if you visit greenhouses you'll see primitive and non-professional management system in the greenhouses. Every year some products are destroyed due to unprofessional management system and it causes a large amount of plant.

Select Sector(s): To which of Unilever's categories of sustainability does your solution apply?

Greenhouse Gases, Sustainable Agriculture.

Measurable Impact
Audience: Who have you identified as your customers/recipients and why? How will you get your solution to them or engage them in your initiative?

Initially excursion of local farmers is being planned to Smart greenhouse. During the excursion the local farmers and owners will be informed about the advantages, economic and environmental benefits of the Smart Greenhouses. The gradual reduction of the cost of agricultural products which are grown in Smart greenhouse will increase rivalry in the markets.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date and expected impact in the future?

The following results are expected from the project and these will serve to create sustainable agriculture in Shamkir in the future:
• To create professional Smart greenhouse system
• To reduce harmful habits to the environment at the result of the using alternative and renewable energy sources
• To save water resources as a result of smart management
• To make compost fertilizers from fruit, vegetable and plant origin wastes from household wastes
• To apply management and sorting system of household wastes in the region

Growth, Finance & Leadership
Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?

Generally using of alternative and renewable solar energy is still in its early stage in our republic. In the future, we consider the project to be successful entrepreneurs who involved in greenhouse business will want to apply Smart greenhouse system to them business. Within the cooperation framework of the project partnership will be established with Tamiz Shahar OJSC and waste management and sorting system realized in Shemkir with the help of their financial aid. Getting award will be spent to purchase of necessary equipment for establishment of Smart Greenhouse model.

Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?

Smart greenhouse system that is equipped with a fully sustainable energy and fertilizers will be sustainable business model. That is why cultivated plants and vegetables in Smart greenhouse will be competitive as organic product at the markets .At the same time there will be service to the local owners who wants to establish Smart Greenhouses and will be got profit from it.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

My interest in environmental protection and sustainable development thereby my decision to continue my future career in this field. During my university years I became especially interested in the sphere of environment and I worked as a volunteer at National Centre of Environmental Forecasting for several months. That time I engaged greatly with the project of solar energy and attended some seminars, conference as continuation of the project.