Cooking with the sun

  • Posted by howies
  • 12 June 2009

 

A couple of months ago, I blogged about the environmental impact of primitive stoves across the developing world.  The £75,000 FT Climate Change Challange award was announced in April and the winner is a solar cooker called the Kyoto Box.

The cooker costs $5 to make and it can be used to boil and bake using the power of the sun.  The Norweigen inventor, Jon Bohmer, has also developed a more durable recycled plastic version.

It has gone into production in a Nairobi factory, which is capable of producing 2.5 million stoves a month.

Now that is progress.