QUETSOL - 2010 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (SIP

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES - We hate waste. As a group QUETSOL staff and participants in the SIP will constantly work to optimize all processes. This includes from all site waste management, energy generation, conservation, internal logistics and all around way-of-life. All relevant things will be quantified and optimized. Our intent is to build sustainability, and eliminating waste –be it refuse, paper, water, money, or energy lost as heat – is the first necessary step. - We operate in a doacracy. Whatever needs to get done will get done, by someone. You will be expected to carry your own weight. If you don’t, well, everybody will notice. The QUETSOL 2010 SIP will provide ample enough projects, opportunities, tasks and overall general experiences to have everybody engaged at all times. - We are driven by our love for the Earth and its Peoples. Our efforts are geared to using technology wisely to solve many of the grave problems that afflict our dear planet and all societies that dwell on it. As we treat Gaia, Gaia treats us. DIVISIONS Engineering (9 members) There will be a variety of ongoing engineering work throughout the summer. Some stand-alone projects will be completed, and other work will be speculative R&D, which may or may not result in patents. Individuals within the engineering group will have ample freedom to choose amongst the variety of tasks going on simultaneously, but we will ensure that everything gets completed as a group. You will have the tools and materials necessary to accomplish these tasks, as well as some flexibility in budgeting additional material as it becomes necessary. Projects might be completed faster than we expect, and might lead to other projects. In general, we will try to accomplish as much as possible. As a sample of the projects currently in mind: - Reverse engineer all of our product line, which is currently manufactured in China (we have their consent). Our systems are currently mostly photovoltaic, some eolic. We will create a DETAILED map of how to manufacture them, with an emphasis on process optimization and sustainability. This will allow us to calculate the price of manufacturing locally. - We will also adapt existing products and design better prototypes. As a simple case in point: one of our lighting products is made by an American company based in China and is effective, durable, practical and cheap. However, the background right around the LED lights is white plastic. We have mentioned to them that you could greatly boost lumens by having a reflective surface instead. They claim that it would be too strong. We disagree and we hope to prove it by building a better one.

- The batteries in many of our systems are not necessarily optimal. We will determine the best battery system for a variety of products and determine the local availability and/or economic cost of importing. - Develop alternative ways to achieve the same functionality and durability of our products, but perhaps with better, more robust, or cheaper systems. - Develop all-new technologies and systems altogether. This will not be restricted to photovoltaics and or eolic. Basically ANYTHING GOES, as long as it is under the purview of our intent to build a model of SUSTAINABILITY. This includes, but is not limited to, energy generation, transportation, efficiency, storage, waste disposal, water treatment, etc. If an individual or group of individuals within the engineering team wishes to undertake such a project, they must first consult with QUETSOL staff. - Calculate the ‘human footprint’ for all the QUETSOL product line, all its products, and find ways to reduce the materials and energy impacts of all its product line. Legal (2 members) Interns in the legal division will participate in a variety of tasks in domestic and international jurisdictions. In particular, strong emphasis will be placed on the intellectual property side as we expect some patents to arise from the SIP, as well as ongoing patent work that QUETSOL has already begun. Other relevant issues will revolve around the establishment of QUETSOL subsidiaries in other Central and Latin American countries. As part of the legal team you will be interfacing with QUETSOL legal counsel. You will also be doing a lot of research on your own, on a variety of topic that might include, but not be limited to, the following law branches: environmental, labor, education, taxes, insurance, etc. Media (1 member) The media intern will be an integral part of our marketing efforts, nationally and abroad. QUETSOL will feature a multi-channel media and educational campaign that targets both our customer demographic, but also other corporate, governmental or civil entities. We believe that at QUETSOL we have a very creative and unique approach to marketing and media, as well of intimate experience with local and global media amongst our staff. Tasks will include interfacing with local media, production/handling of marketing material, participation in the creation of educational campaign and strategies, extensive use of social networking (both real and online). This candidate must be able to speak fluent Spanish, be capable of good English writing, articulate and with a strong background in media and communications. Will demonstrate the ability to search and establish contact with other industries, groups and governments around the country and around the world towards the goals of working together for the development of sustainable societies everywhere.

Applicable/desirable skills and qualifications: We prefer individuals who treat work as creative playtime, and who enjoying creatively playing with solar photovoltaic cells, LED lights, cellular phones, agricultural irrigation systems, water purification systems, battery/electrical storage systems, hydroelectric and wind turbine generators, waste water treatment, and organic/ecological agriculture. Backgrounds in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, international development, carbon finance, and business administration are all ideal. Ideal candidates would be fluent/bilingual in at least two of the following languages: English, Spanish, Tz’utujil, Kaqchikel, K’iche, Mandarin, or Hebrew. Depending on other skills and assets we will consider monolingual applicants. *Important note* Quetsol is a for-profit model and will maintain ownership of all intellectual property produced by interns in the program. Contact Quetsol if you have any questions. We may offer the potential of future employment for interns, and at the very least will provide letters of recommendation to students that complete the program. Opportunities to publish papers to peer-reviewed, academic journals Our Chief Sustainability Advisor is Dr. Tony Pereira who is the founder and head of the Institute for Sustainable Engineering. He has expressed interest in working with interns to develop papers based on the ongoing projects for publication in peer-reviewed engineering and scientific journals. Timeline The dates for the summer internship program are flexible, but in general we expect to have participants arrive and depart more or less according to the standard summer vacation of sponsoring academic institutions (e.g. MIT affiliates would arrive between May 24th and June 7th and depart sometime before fall classes begin – Aug/Sept). Obviously both Quetsol and interns benefit from longer participant stays, that being said we are amenable to shorter stays (no less than 28 days) if you believe that you can accomplish productive work in that time frame. Location/arriving/living situation/logistics Our headquarters is in Panajachel, Guatemala on the shores of the beautiful but imperiled Lago de Atitlán. We may be able to offer free accommodation (perhaps greatly subsidized, no more than $65 per month) and some communal meals, though interns would have to purchase/prepare their own food. If participants do not wish to stay at our headquarters, we can provide recommendations for home-stays with local families or other mid-term living arrangements. We recognize that Guatemala is an attractive destination that abounds in cultural and historical sites of interest. Therefore we understand and encourage participants to make brief excursions

throughout the country throughout their stay. We also may arrange SIP group bonding excursions such as kayaking, volcano trekking, and other exciting adventures! QUETSOL is creating an innovative, world class internship program, with many pioneering and ground breaking ideas towards bringing about sustainable societies worldwide. Throughout their stay, we will setup the interns as living examples of sustainability. We will monitor their human footprint and how they conduct themselves in innovative sustainable ways. The interns must be able to be self critical and manifest critical thinking both of themselves and others in a compassionate way of the way they use and employ resources, materials, produce or do not produce waste, how they use their internship money to buy local produced organic food, and how they seek contacts with the local population in order to foster, reinforce and support local sustainability activities and local sustainability awareness, support sustainable jobs and promote sustainable education. As an example, activities such as renting a room with a family that will use the extra income to buy a new set of solar panels preferably manufactured locally, or to expand their organic garden is encouraged versus a landlord who will use rent income to buy more imported goods, consume or sell more soft drinks and plastic bottles, or open a new cigarette and liquor stand. Offering free seminars to schools, organizations, churches, colleges and universities on sustainability will be highly encouraged.

QUETSOL LLC Matthew Tobias King Manuel Antonio Aguilar Juan Fermín Rodriguez Dr. Tony Pereira, UCLA ME PhD – Chief Sustainability Advisor

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