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Bringing solar power product concepts to life for Kenyan homes with One Degree Solar

Client: One Degree Solar
Location: Nairobi, Kenya and New York City, USA
Catapult Service Line: Design
Thematic Area: Energy

Challenge

One Degree Solar has had a successful line of solar household products in the Kenyan market for the past years, and knew it was time to enhance their existing line with new products for their growing customer base. However, One Degree’s product team needed assistance visualizing and prototyping new product concepts that satisfied a broad range of product validation, co-design, and graphic design needs.

Work

Catapult Design used Autodesk software (Fusion 360, Inventor, 3D Studio Max) to help One Degree Solar get their next round of product offerings to market. Our design team worked with One Degree’s team to create sketches, renderings and physical 3D prints of several concepts. We also developed packaging concepts and new logo design concepts to enhance the product ideas.

Results

One Degree Solar has a strong network of national distributors and field staff in Kenya whom they trust and invite into their design and iteration process. The product prototypes and graphic assets assisted the company in getting quality products to market that distributors, field staff and ‘off-grid’ customers have had a hand in shaping.

Collaborators

Autodesk Foundation