Solo Sun Stove Concept

Health, Climate change & Independence

Our concept introduces solar cooking in a way that allows for traditional cooking in a safe and flexible manner.

Use Case

Currently around 3 billion people in the world that cooks daily meals over open fire, and for cooking fuel people largely rely on firewood to burn. Gathering firewood is a heavy and time-consuming task. The time and energy spent acquiring fuel for cooking puts serious limitations to any other activities, and the smoke from the open fire has serious health implications. A majority of these 3 billion people lives in proximity to the equator where the sun is strong and consistent, pretty much all year round. Our concept allows the user, for most part of the year to cook with solar energy, without making sacrifices in the cooking experience. Most of all, the time currently spend on gathering firewood can be used to individual needs and preference, creating conditions for development.

Potential

For the individual and the local community our concept creates conditions for development in time and energy. This time and energy can for example be used to develop local farming and improve food security. On a global scale it aims to reduce the use of wood for cooking fuel, reducing deforestation and the contribution to green house gasses in the atmosphere.

Business Case

Solar cooking is gaining popularity all over the world. In the developing world as well as the industrialized world. In for example California and Australia, solar cooking is popular with camping, hiking and for the environmentally cautious. These are market segments with strong purchasing power. Hence our model is a dual market model, where the concept is sold to markets with strong purchasing power at a higher cost, and using the profit to support the big market of the developing world. The big market of the developing world would create sales in volume, creating a lower production cost per unit, while the profits from the industrialized markets enables the sales.

Objectives:

  1. To reduce cooking over open fire which leads to serious health implications and loss of life due to smoke inhalation
  2. To minimize the use biomass for cooking, reducing the amount of green house gasses that are released to the atmosphere.
  3. To free time and energy that is locked up in acquiring fuel for cooking and make it available to user needs and preferences.

Team Solo Sun Stove

Lund, Sweden

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a tool that creates conditions for development. A tool that gives time and energy for individual need and preference whether it is education, work, agriculture or entrepreneurship. Our focus lies on energy for cooking, for people struggling to make ends meet, and taking the energy situation from a burden to an advantage.

Our Background

We’re a versatile multidisciplinary team consisting of both industrial designers and engineers with a shared interest in humanitarian issues. We´ve all had the possibility to educate ourselves and grow our knowledge about the world around us. We share the view of importance of education, as a tool for the individual, but also as a tool for living with our surroundings. Education is for everyone and we want to make sure that everyone is given the same opportunities.

Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a tool that creates conditions for development. A tool that gives time and energy for individual need and preference whether it is education, ...Read More

Our Background

We’re a versatile multidisciplinary team consisting of both industrial designers and engineers with a shared interest in humanitarian issues. We´ve all had the possibility to educate ourselves and ...Read More

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The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.