Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

Power From Within Clean Energy Society (PFWCES)

What is the name of your solution?

4Ever Homes

Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Sustainable Hybrid Homes with Integrated Agriculture systems and more

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What specific problem are you solving?

PFWCES (People For a World without Extreme Poverty, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability) is addressing several interconnected problems through their hybrid sustainable 4Ever Homes with integrated agriculture system and their programs of a no food waste program and skills and development for in-community employment.

Firstly, the housing crisis is a major issue in many parts of the world, particularly in developing countries. PFWCES is addressing this problem by building sustainable 4Ever Homes that are designed to be affordable, eco-friendly, and equipped with an integrated agriculture system. These homes are designed to be self-sustaining and provide food for residents, which can help reduce the cost of living and alleviate poverty.

Secondly, PFWCES is addressing the problem of food waste by implementing a no food waste program. This program aims to reduce the amount of food waste generated in households, restaurants, and other food establishments. The program provides education and training to individuals and communities on how to reduce food waste through meal planning, proper storage, and composting. This can help reduce the environmental impact of food waste and provide food for those in need.

Finally, PFWCES is addressing the problem of unemployment in communities by providing skills and development programs. These programs are designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to start their own businesses, find employment, or become self-sufficient through agriculture. This can help reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic development in communities.

What is your solution?

The Power From Within Clean Energy Society's proposal for developing hybrid sustainable homes with integrated agriculture systems that save families a minimum of $6,000 yearly is an innovative and promising initiative. The proposal integrates several sustainable technologies that promote energy efficiency, waste reduction, and food security while generating financial savings for families.

Hybrid sustainable homes would use a combination of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy to power the houses, reduce energy consumption, and decrease dependence on fossil fuels. The houses would also incorporate energy-efficient appliances and building materials to minimize energy use and reduce carbon emissions.

Moreover, the integrated agriculture systems would promote sustainable food production and food security. Families would be able to grow their vegetables and fruits, reducing their reliance on imported foods and supporting the local economy. The agriculture systems would also reduce food waste and decrease the carbon footprint of food transportation and storage.

In addition to the environmental and social benefits, the proposal offers significant financial savings to families. The integrated agriculture systems would provide families with fresh, nutritious produce at a lower cost than purchasing from supermarkets. Moreover, renewable energy sources and energy-efficient technologies with agriculture would reduce energy bills and grocery costs, saving families a minimum of $5,000 annually.

Overall, the Power From Within Clean Energy Society's proposal offers a compelling and holistic solution to sustainable development. The proposal integrates sustainable technologies that promote energy efficiency, waste reduction, and food security while generating significant financial savings for families. The initiative has the potential to serve as a model for future sustainable housing developments and contribute to the global effort to mitigate climate change.

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

The homes will be built with environmentally friendly materials and designed to reduce energy consumption. Solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems will be installed to promote renewable energy use and water conservation. Each home will also have an integrated agriculture system, which will include a small garden and vertical farming, allowing residents to grow their own food and reduce their carbon footprint.

The location of the project will be carefully selected to ensure optimal growing conditions for the agriculture system. The project will also include a communal area for residents to share resources and participate in community gardening.

The construction of the homes will create job opportunities for local workers and stimulate the local economy. Once completed, the homes will provide affordable and sustainable housing options for families and individuals.

In conclusion, this project will promote sustainable living, self-sufficiency, and community building. It will serve as a model for future sustainable housing projects, providing a roadmap for developers and policymakers looking to create more sustainable communities.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

PFWCES is the right choice because we take pride in our designs, we have listen to various people and family members to help draft up our design in our 4Ever Homes.  By outsourcing and collaborating with other companies and organizations, we are able to bring our vision to life with the right professionals and expert to complete each task at hand.

Until we are able to get our organization running by students of all levels guided by experience mentors, we are slowly building our core to be a lasting long organization to serve it's purpose, so in the mean time we outsource to our committed relationships.

We have been taking our time to design a starting point to a new error in living and how we live, with a diverse team of a band of countries who are likeminded with the same goal at hand... A time for change!

Being an Indigenous father, I was blessed with a vision to help with not only my children, but for all children and their families.  A vision of social communities and how we thrive together, agriculture and harvesting breaks away the gaps and bring those together to share stories while gathering high nutrition produce.  

We know we can't build a perfect home, just the best homes and communities for our comfort and needs.  We tailor design our concepts to your needs, so you can sleep at night.

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?


In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?

Toronto, Ontario

In what country is your solution team headquartered?

  • Canada

What is your solution’s stage of development?

Prototype: A venture or organization building and testing its product, service, or business model, but which is not yet serving anyone

Please share details about what makes your solution a Prototype rather than a Concept.

The reason PFWCES would like to move forward from saying we are in Prototype mode rather than Concept mode, is because the technology that we are brining forward is already exists and in use, but separately.  

What we did was take working technology that complements our lives and applied it to our everyday living.  We took what is out there and merged it to make more sense on how we use it and how it can apply it to benefit our families. 

We understood the four main fact that people in society are needing and we found a way to put it all together in our 4Ever Homes.  By using Modular homes, we can get the price cost effective as well as save time on development, design better quality and stronger homes that last.  

Using a hybrid clean energy resource like solar pv, wind and water turbines and geo thermal for energy needs.  We can take care of all needs to home owner and communities by storing the energy for when needed.  We will also use collective rain harvesting water for portal or work use. 

Our agriculture systems allows you to farm all year round and have 3-4 yields instead of one in a controlled atmosphere that gives high nutrition value from Seed2Table.  This arrangements allows us to incorporate a no food waste program as an option, along with other empowering tools and skills that can be applied to the communities to help make it thrive.

How many people does your solution currently serve?

None at this time, we are working on our first 57 acre development in Hawkesbury Ontario for about 50 homes and 60 rental unit low rise building all sustainable, that we are making plans for and preparing for. 

We are going through the stages of zoning and contacting the township for their advices and respects to what we are proposing for development.  

Why are you applying to Solve?

Our biggest struggle is finance and next would be social media and community awareness, that could be stronger.  Our goal is to share knowledge to how we could be living differently and working with those to make it happen and address the real problems at hand.  

We just dove in to solve the problem and thought that thing will fall into place once we start action and not just waiting for things to happen.  This is why outsourcing and building relationships became important to our growth.  

Our goal is to design cost effective homes with clean energy resources with agriculture, hoping to reduce some of the stress in society.  Affordable rental units, we have a three year program idea to get them into home ownership. 

 PFWCES are problem solvers who think outside the box for immediate solution we can take action on, while educating and helping others.  Hopefully in time we will be able to donate single family home to those of need

We are very diverse team from all walks of life and working towards the same goals, we are about eight countries and growing, leading by example to break away the stigmas and working together for a difference and change

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

  • Business Model (e.g. product-market fit, strategy & development)
  • Financial (e.g. accounting practices, pitching to investors)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (e.g. collecting/using data, measuring impact)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Isaac Evans-Gould

More About Your Solution

What makes your solution innovative?

Power From Within Clean Energy Society's solution is innovative in several ways:

  1. Integrated approach: PFWCES's solution is unique in its integrated approach to sustainable development. PFWCES combines renewable energy sources with sustainable agriculture and no food waste programs, as well as skills and development programs, to create a holistic solution that addresses multiple interconnected issues.

  2. Community-driven: PFWCES's solution is community-driven and aims to empower local communities to take ownership of their energy systems and sustainable development practices. By involving communities in the planning and implementation of projects, PFWCES ensures that solutions are tailored to the specific needs and contexts of each community.

  3. Technology innovation: PFWCES is committed to innovation in technology, particularly in the development of new energy storage solutions that can help overcome the intermittency of solar and wind energy. PFWCES's focus on energy storage is critical for the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources.

  4. Impact measurement and evaluation: PFWCES places a strong emphasis on impact measurement and evaluation, which allows the organization to track progress towards its goals and make data-driven decisions about where to focus resources and efforts.

  5. Partnership and collaboration: PFWCES recognizes the importance of partnership and collaboration in achieving its goals. By working with governments, businesses, and other organizations, PFWCES can leverage resources and expertise to maximize impact and create sustainable solutions that are scalable and replicable.

Overall, PFWCES's innovative approach combines technology, community engagement, and a focus on impact measurement and evaluation to create sustainable solutions that can make a significant impact in the fight against climate change and energy poverty

What are your impact goals for the next year and the next five years, and how will you achieve them?

Impact goals that PFWCES may be working towards include:

  1. Increase renewable energy adoption: PFWCES may aim to increase the adoption of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, in order to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.

  2. Reduce energy poverty: PFWCES may aim to reduce energy poverty by providing access to affordable, reliable, and clean energy to communities in need.

  3. Promote sustainable communities: PFWCES may aim to promote sustainable communities by supporting sustainable agriculture, reducing waste, and providing access to clean water and sanitation.

To achieve these goals, PFWCES could employ a variety of strategies, including:

  1. Advocacy and policy influence: PFWCES could work to influence policies and regulations that support the adoption of renewable energy sources and sustainable development practices.

  2. Partnerships and collaborations: PFWCES could collaborate with other organizations, businesses, and governments to leverage resources and expertise and maximize impact.

  3. Community engagement and education: PFWCES could engage with local communities to educate them on the benefits of renewable energy and sustainable development, and empower them to take action in their own communities.

  4. Technology innovation and deployment: PFWCES could invest in research and development of new technologies and deployment of existing technologies to increase the adoption of renewable energy sources and reduce carbon emissions.

By employing these and other strategies, PFWCES can work towards achieving its impact goals and creating a more sustainable, equitable, and just world.

Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?

  • 1. No Poverty
  • 2. Zero Hunger
  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 4. Quality Education
  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 13. Climate Action
  • 15. Life on Land
  • 17. Partnerships for the Goals

How are you measuring your progress toward your impact goals?

PFWCES (Power From Within Clean Energy Society) will measure progress towards its impact goals through a variety of methods. Here are some of the ways in which PFWCES will track its impact:

  1. Data collection: PFWCES collects data on key metrics related to its impact goals, such as the number of sustainable 4Ever Homes built, the amount of food waste reduced, and the number of individuals who have benefited from the skills and development programs. This data is collected regularly and used to track progress over time.

  2. Impact assessments: PFWCES conducts impact assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of its programs and initiatives. These assessments measure the social, economic, and environmental impact of PFWCES activities and help to identify areas for improvement.

  3. Stakeholder feedback: PFWCES solicits feedback from stakeholders, including community members, partners, and beneficiaries, to gauge the impact of its programs and initiatives. This feedback is used to make adjustments to programs and initiatives and to inform future activities.

  4. Reporting: PFWCES produces regular reports on its activities and impact. These reports provide transparency and accountability and allow stakeholders to track progress towards impact goals.

  5. Collaborations: PFWCES collaborates with other organizations, academic institutions, and experts in the field to measure and evaluate the impact of its activities. These collaborations provide additional expertise and resources to measure impact and inform decision-making.

Overall, PFWCES is committed to tracking its impact towards its impact goals through a variety of methods. By collecting data, conducting impact assessments, soliciting feedback, producing reports, and collaborating with others, PFWCES is continuously evaluating the effectiveness of its programs and initiatives and making adjustments to ensure that it is making a positive impact towards its vision

What is your theory of change?

Power From Within Clean Energy Society's (PFWCES) theory of change outlines the steps it believes are necessary to achieve its vision of a world without extreme poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation. Here is a summary of PFWCES's theory of change:

  1. Address root causes: PFWCES believes that to achieve lasting change, it is necessary to address the root causes of poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation. This means focusing on systemic issues such as economic inequality, unsustainable consumption patterns, and inadequate policies and regulations.

  2. Build sustainable communities: PFWCES believes that sustainable communities are key to achieving its vision. This involves building communities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. This includes providing affordable housing, promoting sustainable agriculture and food systems, and investing in renewable energy.

  3. Empower individuals and communities: PFWCES believes that empowering individuals and communities is essential to achieving sustainable development. This involves providing education, skills training, and access to resources and opportunities, so that individuals and communities can become self-sufficient and resilient.

  4. Foster collaboration and partnerships: PFWCES believes that collaboration and partnerships are necessary to achieve its vision. This involves working with a wide range of Indigenous communities, stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, businesses, and community groups, to build consensus and leverage resources.

  5. Influence policies and systems: PFWCES believes that influencing policies and systems is necessary to achieve systemic change. This involves advocating for policies and regulations that support sustainable development, and working to transform existing systems that contribute to poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation.

Overall, PFWCES's theory of change is based on the belief that sustainable development requires a holistic and integrated approach that addresses the root causes of poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation, and empowers individuals and communities to build sustainable communities. By fostering collaboration and partnerships, and influencing policies and systems, PFWCES aims to create a world that is more just, equitable, and sustainable.

Describe the core technology that powers your solution.

Power From Within Clean Energy Society (PFWCES) is focused on promoting sustainable energy solutions to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions. PFWCES's core technology is centered around renewable energy sources, specifically solar and wind energy.

PFWCES uses photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to harness energy from the sun and convert it into electricity. The solar panels are typically installed on rooftops or in open fields, and the electricity generated can be used to power homes, businesses, and other infrastructure.

In addition to solar energy, PFWCES also uses wind turbines to generate electricity. Wind turbines use the power of the wind to spin the blades of the turbine, which in turn generates electricity. Wind turbines can be installed on land or offshore, and can produce large amounts of electricity that can be fed into the grid.

PFWCES also employs energy storage technology, which allows energy generated from renewable sources to be stored for later use. This technology is important because solar and wind energy can be intermittent, depending on weather patterns and time of day. By storing excess energy during times of high production, PFWCES can use it during times of low production, ensuring a consistent supply of energy.

Overall, PFWCES's core technology is centered around renewable energy sources, specifically solar and wind energy, and energy storage technology. By harnessing the power of these sustainable sources of energy, PFWCES aims to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change while providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to communities.

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new application of an existing technology

Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Internet of Things
  • Manufacturing Technology

In which countries do you currently operate?

  • Canada

In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • Canada
Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?


How long have you been working on your solution?

PFWCES has been working on several solution that brought us to this one, step by step. In the last couple of years we have been manifesting our 4Ever Homes to where it is today

What is your approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your work?

Power From Within Clean Energy Society (PFWCES) recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are essential to achieving our mission of promoting sustainable energy solutions and combatting climate change. PFWCES is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of our work.

PFWCES's approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into our work includes:

  1. Diversity in hiring: PFWCES strives to attract and retain a diverse workforce, including individuals from underrepresented communities and marginalized groups.

  2. Inclusive workplace culture: PFWCES promotes a culture of inclusivity and respect, where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to contribute their ideas and perspectives.

  3. Community engagement: PFWCES engages with diverse communities to understand their unique needs and perspectives and to ensure that our solutions are tailored to meet their specific needs.

  4. Partnership and collaboration: PFWCES partners with diverse organizations and stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise and to ensure that our solutions are inclusive and equitable.

  5. Equity in access: PFWCES is committed to ensuring that our sustainable energy solutions are accessible and affordable to all, including marginalized and underserved communities.

  6. Continuous learning and improvement: PFWCES is committed to continuous learning and improvement in our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We regularly assess our practices and policies to identify areas where we can improve and strive to incorporate best practices and innovative approaches to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our work.

Overall, PFWCES's approach to diversity, equity, and inclusivity is grounded in our values of respect, inclusion, and equity, and is an integral part of our mission to create a more sustainable, equitable, and just world.

Your Business Model & Funding

What is your business model?

Power From Within Clean Energy Society's (PFWCES) business model is focused on providing sustainable energy solutions to communities in need. PFWCES generates revenue through a combination of project funding, partnerships, and fee-for-service arrangements.

Here are some key elements of PFWCES's business model:

  1. Project funding: PFWCES secures project funding from a range of sources, including grants, loans, and investments. This funding is used to support the planning, design, and implementation of sustainable energy solutions in communities around the world.

  2. Partnerships: PFWCES partners with a range of organizations, including governments, businesses, and NGOs, to leverage resources and expertise and to maximize impact. These partnerships may involve joint funding, co-design, and co-implementation of sustainable energy projects.

  3. Fee-for-service: PFWCES offers a range of fee-for-service options, including project design and consulting services, training and capacity building, and energy audits and assessments.

  4. Revenue generation: PFWCES generates revenue from energy sales in some projects, particularly those involving mini-grids or other forms of distributed energy generation. In these cases, PFWCES may sell energy to households or businesses at a cost that is lower than the prevailing market rate, while still generating sufficient revenue to cover operational costs and maintain the system.

  5. Social impact: PFWCES is a social enterprise and prioritizes social impact over profit. The organization seeks to achieve financial sustainability through its projects and services, but any profits generated are reinvested back into the organization to support further projects and activities.

PFWCES's business model is focused on providing sustainable energy solutions to communities in need, while also generating revenue to support the organization's operations and growth. The organization's focus on social impact and collaboration with a range of stakeholders is key to its success in creating sustainable, equitable, and just energy systems.

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Individual consumers or stakeholders (B2C)

What is your plan for becoming financially sustainable?

Power From Within Clean Energy Society (PFWCES) recognizes that financial sustainability is key to achieving its mission of promoting sustainable energy solutions and combatting climate change. PFWCES has developed a multi-pronged approach to becoming financially sustainable:

  1. Revenue generation: PFWCES generates revenue through a range of activities, including project funding, partnerships, fee-for-service arrangements, and energy sales. By diversifying its revenue streams, PFWCES aims to achieve financial stability and reduce its dependence on any one source of funding.

  2. Cost optimization: PFWCES works to optimize its costs by minimizing overhead expenses, leveraging economies of scale in project implementation, and using efficient and cost-effective technologies and processes.

  3. Partnership and collaboration: PFWCES partners with a range of organizations and stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise, reduce costs, and maximize impact. By building strong partnerships and collaborations, PFWCES aims to reduce duplication of efforts and increase the efficiency of its operations.

  4. Impact investment: PFWCES seeks to attract impact investment from a range of sources, including impact investors, foundations, and development finance institutions. These investments are used to support the planning, design, and implementation of sustainable energy solutions, and are structured to provide a return on investment while also achieving social and environmental impact.

  5. Grants and donations: PFWCES also seeks to secure grants and donations from individuals, organizations, and governments that support its mission and work. These funds are used to support the organization's operations and growth, and may be used to support specific projects or initiatives.

PFWCES's plan for becoming financially sustainable is based on a multi-pronged approach that leverages revenue generation, cost optimization, partnerships and collaborations, impact investment, and grants and donations. By diversifying its revenue streams and building strong partnerships, PFWCES aims to achieve financial stability and ensure the long-term sustainability of its mission and work.

Share some examples of how your plan to achieve financial sustainability has been successful so far.

The Ontario Summer Job Program is an example of how Power From Within Clean Energy Society (PFWCES) is leveraging government programs to achieve financial sustainability. The program is designed to provide funding to organizations that hire students for summer jobs. By participating in the program, PFWCES is able to hire students to work on projects and initiatives that support its mission of promoting sustainable energy solutions.

In 2021, PFWCES participated in the Ontario Summer Job Program and received funding to hire four students. These students worked on a range of projects, including community outreach and engagement, project design and implementation, and research and development. By hiring students through the program, PFWCES was able to reduce its staffing costs while also providing valuable work experience to young people interested in the sustainable energy sector.

In addition to the Ontario Summer Job Program, PFWCES has also leveraged other government programs to achieve financial sustainability. For example, the organization has received funding from the Canadian government's Sustainable Development Goals program and the Global Environment Facility. These programs provide funding to organizations that are working to address global environmental challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Overall, PFWCES's participation in government programs like the Ontario Summer Job Program demonstrates the organization's commitment to achieving financial sustainability by leveraging a range of funding sources. By continuing to explore new funding opportunities and build strong partnerships, PFWCES aims to ensure the long-term sustainability of its mission and work.

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