A team of scientists and engineers is hoping to prevent millions of deaths and protect the environment with a solar-powered cooker – which is 100% recyclable.
SolSource Solar Stove was created by One Earth Designs, an organisation founded in a nomadic home in the Himalayas by Dr Catlin Powers and Scot Frank.
The idea of the solar-powered cooker is to allow the villagers to cook with energy from the sun rather than burning wood, coal, and dung, which release toxic smoke – leading to up to 4m deaths every year.
“During its lifetime, each SolSource abates as much carbon dioxide as 40 trees would abate over 100 years. If we got SolSource into the hands of 1% of the population, we would be doubling the size of the Amazon rainforest,” Dr Catlin Powe »rs said.
The SolSource solar stove is said to heat up five times faster than a charcoal grill, deliver a whopping 1,000 watts of power, and harness sunlight seven times more efficiently than an average photovoltaic solar panel.
Source: The Huffington Post UK