Our mission is to solve energy poverty in the Global South with Lytefire Solar Tech
and empower people with trainings to create sustainable jobs.

To do this, we have built an ecosystem of own brands and partners.

We are an impact company with strong family ties. We grow through an ecosystem of partnerships to empower people (users and partners) locally with Lytefire.

Our Brands

Lytefire is our Solar Energy Concentrator powering Solar Ovens, Roasters or Dehydrators with no electricity.

GoSol presents our Educational Work with NGOs to spread the Lytefire Solar Ovens to high-impact settings.

The Lytefire Sauna is very recent and demonstrates the power of the sun for carbon free well-being and tourism activities.

Why we do this?

We grow to empower people and decarbonize economies.

We are on a mission solve energy poverty in the Global South with Lytefire solar tech and empower people with trainings to create sustainable jobs.

The Lytefire solar thermal technology is meant to empower entrepreneurs, create sustainable jobs, support local stability and create more circular and functional service economy while contributing to minimizing the damage of climate change. Our projects are happening mainly in the Global South but since 2021, there is demand in EU and the Lytefire Deluxe is commercialized there to serve entrepreneurs with EU standards.

Lytefire is a brand of Solar Fire Concentration Oy (SFCO), a Finnish social and impact based company. We grow through an ecosystem of partnerships to empower people (users and partners) locally with Lytefire. Our humanitarian projects are run under the GoSol.org banner.

The Lytefire Tech as you see it today is the result of years of development by passionate people on the ground and engineers. The technology has been based on the pioneering solar innovations of Mr Fraser Symington (1920-2014) and abundantly implemented in the field by his grand-son, Lorin.

A tech without a vision isn’t much and the inspirational model of direct solar economy has been ideated by Eerik Wissenz.

Solar Fire Concentration as a social impact company has been founded in Finland by Eva & Eerik Wissenz, quickly joined by Urs Riggenbach, Will Cleaver, Lorin Symington and Arnaud Cretot.



1 Lytefire prevents 5 tons of Co2 emissions/year when used 6h / day, 210 days / year in Kenya. It’s the volume of an olympic swimming pool, or 60m² of rainforest..

3 billion people

Need a clean source of heat every day to process food or run their business. In the Global South, they burn charcoal, trash, LPG, wood or rely on poor electric grids.

Clean Energy

Empowering people with affordable and powerful clean energy can have a very strong impact on climate change mitigation.

Solar bread

In most countries one Lytefire 5 can bake daily 50 to 110kg of bread and 100 buns depending on the season.


Is the temperature reached by a Lytefire 5 solar oven with direct irradiation

10 years

Remaining in order to reduce carbon emissions generated by human activities, according to the 2020’s IPCC report.


Infographic Impact Lytefire

Infographic Impact Lytefire


Solar Innovation from Finland

Lytefire has been selected in 2021 as one of the top solutions for canteens of the Global South by EDUCATION FINLAND, the platform of the Finnish National Agency for Education and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Lytefire has also be selected by FINGO who represents 300 Finnish civil society organizations striving to build a fair world for all.


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From feeding a group of 20 people to cooking for 100 people!

Friday 24 March 2023, by Joan Arwa Ogwang, Samuel Rodrigues

From Kisumu workshop to the well prepared grounds of Don Bosco Institute in Kakuma, Kenya, a solar oven and 3 cookers were well received, (...)

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Monday 13 March 2023

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Monday 13 March 2023

" Reportage sur la boulangerie solaire NeoLoco dans TéléMatin "

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Tuesday 7 March 2023

"En Normandie, ce boulanger fabrique son pain grâce au soleil "

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First trainings completed for Rape Hurts Foundation

Wednesday 22 February 2023, by Allen Wilson Odongo

The bottom line of the training is that these girls would be able to open up their own businesses managed by themselves. By doing so, by (...)

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Thursday 16 February 2023

"NeoLoco est le pionnier de la torréfaction solaire en Europe, et de la boulangerie solaire. Aujourd’hui de nombreux artisans Français et étrangers (...)

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Love for life celebration

Tuesday 14 February 2023, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Today is the day to tell you how much we love life, forest, empowered humans and balanced eco-systems. Love is the root, always. (...)

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Monday 13 February 2023

Arnaud Crétot sur Cnews, crise énergétique et livre "la Boulangerie Solaire"

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Imago TV

Sunday 29 January 2023

"Arnaud Crétot : artisan boulanger solaire; Aujourd’hui, pour ce nouveau voyage en 2030 Glorieuses, je pars à la rencontre d’Arnaud Crétot, le (...)

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2030 Glorieuses

Sunday 29 January 2023

"Aujourd’hui, pour ce nouveau voyage en 2030 Glorieuses, je pars à la rencontre d’Arnaud Crétot, le fondateur de Néoloco, une entreprise pionnière de (...)

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LIFT Economy

Tuesday 24 January 2023

"There is so much power in finding a way to earn a good income for your family while meeting your creative interests and serving your community (...)

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Monday 23 January 2023

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First steps towards the installation of a solar bakery in Sudan

Thursday 12 January 2023, by Samuel Rodrigues

At the end of 2022 we implemented our first project in Sudan. Plan International Sudan, an NGO mostly dedicated to education and youth (...)

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La Toque magazine

Tuesday 27 December 2022

"Un four solaire pour la boulangerie artisanale (2/4) "

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Last gift this year

Friday 23 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Dear solar friends, We are ending the year with a dream that became true (for us). A few days ago we have launched the Lytefire Hub where all (...)

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First solar oven installed in Alagaya refugee camp in Sudan

Thursday 22 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

This picture means the world to me. We have installed this week a first solar oven in Alagaya refugee’s camp in Sudan, where about 220 000 people (...)

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Guide Lytefire 4 enfin disponible en français

Monday 12 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer que le guide de construction de la Lytefire 4 est à présent disponible en français. Il a été revu et mis à (...)

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First solar bakery running at Rape Hurts Foundation

Friday 9 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

After a successful first training for a very nice group at Rape Hurts Foundation, the participants have been able to start their solar baking (...)

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Solar kitchen launch with Don Bosco in Kakuma, Kenya

Wednesday 9 November 2022, by Samuel Rodrigues

This September Solar Fire started another project with Don Bosco, this time in Kakuma. Kakuma is a small town in the Turkana region, north west (...)

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We did it!

Thursday 3 November 2022, by Eva Wissenz

A big big thank you to all those who have supported this campaign in one way or another. This raised budget will allow to build the 2 Lytefire (...)

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Solarpreneurs, Production, Events in Normandy and Crowdfunding Success!

Friday 28 October 2022, by Urs Riggenbach

Last week I visited Arnaud Crétot in Normandy, who runs a solar bakery powered with our Lytefire 11 Solar Oven. He’s doing great. His solar roasted (...)

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Wednesday 26 October 2022

"Le boulanger solaire: « Ingénieur artisan », Arnaud Crétot a créé une activité de boulangerie et de torréfaction en Normandie. Sobre, et (...)

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Monday 10 October 2022

Arnaud cuit son pain et torréfie des graines avec un four solaire

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The conversation

Thursday 6 October 2022

Avec la low-tech, penser et agir par-delà la technique

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Saturday 24 September 2022

"Afrikka ponnistaa kohti kiertotaloutta"

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Nebbi Solar Bakery Preparing a Cake for Uganda’s President’s Son’s Birthday

Friday 16 September 2022, by Eva Wissenz

What a lovely birthday cake! It has been solar baked by Nebbi solar bakery for General Muhoozi for his birthday celebration in May 2022. Then, (...)

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Tuesday 6 September 2022

"Les Fours solaires pour certaines activités professionnelles"

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Three new Solarpreneurs in France!

Monday 29 August 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Thanks to the patient work of Arnaud, Elise, Benoist, Maxence and Loïc, three new French entrepreneurs decided to start using the Lytefire Deluxe (...)

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Two Strong Women Joining

Friday 22 July 2022, by Eva Wissenz

With the title of this post, I refer to Marie NDiaye’s book, Three Strong Women (2009), which is telling the story of three heroines between (...)

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Uyo’s Passengers

Monday 27 June 2022

Focus entrepreneurs – A professional solar oven, Lytefire

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Campaign launch! Support Solar Bakery Pioneers in East Africa

Friday 17 June 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Help Joan, Hashimu and Allen to inspire their local communities by harnessing the power of the sun and creating sustainable bakeries! Feeding (...)

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The case for Lytefire to produce school meals for 64 million children

Friday 3 June 2022, by Urs Riggenbach

The issue of food security is highly relevant with the effects of climate change being further exacerbated with the multitude of political (...)

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New sponsors: Siemenpuu Foundation and ASE

Wednesday 1 June 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Like any other company, we had to adapt to covid and to the complexity of our world. We don’t want to travel too much for long projects anymore, (...)

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Pain solaire pour les femmes de Lougsi au Burkina en 2022

Wednesday 18 May 2022, by Martin Pouabidjie

Ces jours derniers nous sommes allés installer un four solaire Lytefire 6 dans la communauté de Lougsi située à environ 30km de Ouagadougou. Nous (...)

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Feeling the Entrepreneurship Spirit in Uganda

Sunday 8 May 2022, by Urs Riggenbach

I have just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda and Kenya to see firsthand the amazing impacts of Lytefire with some of the 250+ (...)

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Our Solar entrepreneurs in Nebbi after Lytefire training!

Wednesday 20 April 2022, by Hanna Williams

It has been over 3 months since the training in Nebbi in January and since the trainers left it has been an incredible success! With the Solar (...)

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The future shines bright with the ‘Sun Light Solar Bakery!’ in Alebtong

Friday 8 April 2022, by Hanna Williams

The journey continues with Plan International’s Smart Up Factory as the team visits Alebtong, the most rural area the trainers have visited so (...)

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In Embu, Kenya, Don Bosco’s Tech School Solar Bakery is up and running

Thursday 7 April 2022, by Nigel Jonathan, Samuel Rodrigues

The Don Bosco Technical Institutes boasts a number of different workshops. Walking around the school you can see students working on metal (...)

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The Northern Daily News

Saturday 2 April 2022

Alebtong: 15 youth get skills to operate a solar-powered bakery

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2d project with Plan International in Uganda in 2021-2022

Friday 1 April 2022, by Lorin Symington

We are back in action in Uganda with Plan International and Plan Uganda! In 2018 we delivered two of our solar bakery and entrepreneurship (...)

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It’s Climate Strike today

Friday 25 March 2022, by Eva Wissenz

The Lytefire 4 construction guide is at 5€ instead of 99€ for 24 hours (https://lytefire.com/diy-climate-strike). With it, you can build yourself a (...)

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Ojwina 2 week Refresher training

Wednesday 23 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

In 2018 the Lytefire solar oven was installed in Gulu, it was then relocated in 2021 and transported from Gulu to Lira’s Smart Up Factory (...)

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Thursday 17 March 2022

"Youth benefiting from Smart Up factory project "

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Kampala’s training for the Solar Tech Bakery

Thursday 10 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

Kampala, the capital of Uganda is the most exhilarating city I have ever experienced! With a population of 3.6 million it is no wonder Kampala is (...)

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Smart Up Factory is the only bakery in Nebbi!

Monday 7 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

After an energetic 3 weeks training course with the inspirational students in Nebbi, Uganda, it has been an incredibly successful experience! (...)

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The dawn of solar project in Embu with Don Bosco in 2021

Friday 4 March 2022, by Nigel Jonathan, Samuel Rodrigues

Embu is a town on the foothills of Mount Kenya, with wide landscapes, endless fields and fresh, crisp air. The town is alive in all senses of the (...)

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Kampala Capital City Authority

Friday 18 February 2022


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Saturday 12 February 2022

"Lira youth eke living from baking "

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Wednesday 2 February 2022

"The Oven uses a combination of mirrors that reflect the sun heat up the oven to a temperature of up to 300 degrees (...)

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Pas de Côté

Sunday 30 January 2022

"Avec Arnaud Crétot, fondateur de NeoLoco (artisanat solaire) et directeur technique de Solar Fire (four à concentration solaire), il n’a pas été (...)

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Smart Up Solar training in Nebbi

Tuesday 18 January 2022, by Hanna Williams

We are beyond excited to start our 2022 training projects with Plan International’s Smart up hubs in Uganda beginning here in Nebbi! After a (...)

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Sunday 16 January 2022

"Équipé du premier four solaire d’Europe, cet artisan normand transforme des produits locaux"

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Kamuli Youth Solar Bakers!

Thursday 13 January 2022, by Hanna Williams

Welcome our new Kamuli Youth Solar Bakers!! After an exciting collaboration with Plan International back in 2018, the team arrived at Smart Up (...)

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Solar Fire chosen as TOP NORDIC 50 IMPACT COMPANY - 2021!

Friday 3 December 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

We are honoured to announce our company Solar Fire has been selected as one of the Nordic’s top 50 impact companies! Since 2017, The One (...)

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Let’s inspire and educate with GoSol!

Thursday 25 November 2021, by Hanna Williams

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” GoSol’s mission is to influence and inspire (...)

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With Jansen PrimeSteps Foundation in Burkina-Faso in 2022-2023

Monday 22 November 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

We are proud to announce the start of our cooperation with the Swiss based Jansen PrimeSteps Foundation. With the support and advise of the (...)

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agrar aktuell

Monday 22 November 2021

"Towards sustainability – solar energy for the other 99 %" (p. 37)

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Tages Anzeiger

Tuesday 16 November 2021

"Fideriser Heuberge: The first solar sauna in the world"

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Don Bosco: a new partner to bring Solar Entrepreneurship to Refugees Settlement in Kenya, 2022

Monday 15 November 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

With Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit we have found a new project partner dedicated to empowering youths. Active all over the world, this (...)

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Announcing new Partnership with Plan International to Empower Entrepreneurs in Uganda

Monday 1 November 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

We are excited to announce this new partnership to empower entrepreneurs to run solar bakeries and food businesses across 11 locations in Uganda. (...)

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Formation à la capitale et installation au village au Burkina avec l’association Tora Coeur de Caux

lundi 1er novembre 2021, by Eva Wissenz, Martin Pouabidjie

Mission accomplie ! C’est en janvier 2021 que l’association normande Tora Coeur de Caux nous a contacté par l’intermédiaire de notre ami Loïc Perochon (...)

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Solar Fire is now spreading through a podcast

vendredi 15 octobre 2021, by Eva Wissenz

We are so happy to start a series of podcast. We are on journey to share more and more about our vision and our energy, everything that is behind (...)

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Friday 8 October 2021

"Il forno che riesce a produrre fino a 100 kg di pane al giorno usando solo l’energia solare"

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We are featured by "Education Finland" !

lundi 4 octobre 2021, by Eva Wissenz

Solar Fire Concentration Oy is very happy and honored to see the Lytefire oven featured among the Finnish companies presented by the Finnish (...)

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Le Courrier Cauchois

Thursday 16 September 2021

"Saint-Jouin-Bruneval. En quête d’artisans pour acheter un four solaire"

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3 normandie

Thursday 16 September 2021

Près du Havre, un appel à projet pour devenir "artisan solaire"

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Femme Actuelle

Monday 13 September 2021

"Les graines grillées made in Normandy Plutôt que des cacahuètes cultivées à l’autre bout du monde, Arnaud Crétot propose ses graines (...)

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About 300 solar buns a day for a Montessori school in Mwanza !

mercredi 1er septembre 2021, by Lorin Symington

Jambo mambo ! Habari ako ? Nzuri sana ! Greetings and salutations from Mwanza, Tanzania. Also known as Rock City, this city of about a million (...)

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Saturday 28 August 2021

"Près du Havre, un four solaire innovant en projet pour cuire du pain ou torréfier du café "

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The Christian Science Monitor

Friday 6 August 2021

"Solar-baked bread? Recycled loaves? Bakers try something new in France."

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Announcing new Partnership with Solarstart in Switzerland

Wednesday 28 July 2021, by Muriel Fuhrer

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Solarstart, a Swiss non-profit association focused on raising awareness on solar energy and (...)

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Solar Fire

Thursday 8 July 2021

"Arnaud Crétot était ingénieur. La voilà aujourd’hui boulanger et torréfacteur." (print)

Reporterre le quotidien de l’écologie

Saturday 3 July 2021

"Ce boulanger normand cuit son pain... à l’énergie solaire"

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Tanzania: a Montessori school chose Lytefire

Saturday 19 June 2021, by Lorin Symington

We’re happy to announce that we will be implementing an innovative new project in the Mwanza region of Tanzania in association with Montessori (...)

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The Ladies of Goghin, solar bakers in Burkina Faso in 2020

Monday 31 May 2021, by Lorin Symington

We’re very happy to announce the ladies of Goghin have gone solar! Thanks to your generous contributions on the crowdfunding, the hard work of (...)

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The French solar connexion : entrepreneurship and education

dimanche 30 mai 2021, by Eva Wissenz

We guess you’re now familiar with our Chief Innovation and Tech Officer, Arnaud Cretot, who’s based in France and who pushed the #lytefire to (...)

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Thursday 27 May 2021

"Ce boulanger indépendant confectionne son pain dans un four solaire"

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Starting in Ethiopia

Friday 21 May 2021, by Eva Wissenz

STEM Synergy, is a US-Ethiopian NGO, focused on empowering people (especially youths and women) through practical STEM (Science, Technology, (...)

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Tasty solar bread in Burkina Faso

Wednesday 19 May 2021, by Muriel Fuhrer

Tasteful smelling and freshly baked bread. Crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside - It’s so amazing that the baking heat was created by (...)

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Sunday 2 May 2021

La boulangerie solaire - NeoLoco

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Solar Fire
Le Réveil Vivarais

Wednesday 28 April 2021

"Avec son four révolutionnaire, Lydiane Tirel met du soleil dans vos apéritifs" (print)

fun radio

Tuesday 27 April 2021

"Au téléphone, Arnaud nous présente sa boulangerie NeoLoco, la première boulangerie solaire d’Europe."

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Introducing our country managers in 2021

Wednesday 21 April 2021, by Auriina Korhonen

As we continue to grow and to expand our work in new locations, and find new pathways to create impact, the development of solid teams in our (...)

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We Demain

Wednesday 14 April 2021

"Ce boulanger cuit son pain dans un four solaire"

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Artisan-ingénieur, un métier d’avenir

mardi 13 avril 2021, by Inès Malot, Timothée Boisseau

Direction le parc Eco Normandie à la découverte de CPM Industries. Comme son nom l’indique, cette PME Normande assume son ancrage industriel. (...)

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Energie 360°

Monday 12 April 2021

"CO2-neutral ski area thanks to ecological innovations "

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Ekopratik - a solar oven in La Réunion island

lundi 5 avril 2021, by Eva Wissenz

A small team is currently involved in building a DIY solar stove Lytefire 4. Ekopratik is the non-profit association partnering with La Reunion (...)

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Dépêche de Louviers

Wednesday 31 March 2021

"Les élèves ont préparé des cookies solaires" (print)

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Rencontre avec le four solaire et l’équipe SF France

mardi 23 mars 2021, by Timothée Boisseau

Aux abords du printemps 2021, avec Inès Malot, Maud Roux nous sommes allés rencontrer Arnaud Crétot de Neoloco, Benoist Panchout et Elise Hauters de (...)

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The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday 9 March 2021

"Sauna Innovations Promise to Bring Health Benefits to More People"

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France Inter

Sunday 21 February 2021

Le 6/9 du dimanche 21 février, avec Eric Delvaux et Patricia Martin. (Audio 16:35)

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The Saturday Solar Baking’s in Kenya

mercredi 10 février 2021, by Eva Wissenz

If you remember, we started in Kenya in 2016 with World Vision, and continued the prototyping the year after with the support of Autodesk (...)

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Cuiseur Solaire

Saturday 6 February 2021

"Avec NeoLoco, l’artisanat solaire germe dans l’Hexagone"

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Building Impact with the First Solar Bakeries in Ethiopia

mardi 2 février 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

Announcing Solar Fire Cooperation with STEM Synergy to empower Youths and Women with Lytefire Solar Ovens in Ethiopia. We are really excited to (...)

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Solar baking in Haiti with Remar

Monday 25 January 2021, by Lorin Symington

Next up in our series of engagements with the amazing NGO Remar, I visited Haiti in order to install a baking oven on the roof of the orphanage (...)

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Happy New Year 2021!

Tuesday 12 January 2021, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Clients, Partners, Followers and Supporters, In 2020, the Lytefire Solar Sauna and the Lytefire Solar Oven have been featured in (...)

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Solar Heat Europe ESTIF

Wednesday 9 December 2020

"Solar Fire Concentration for #SolariseHeat"

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Tuesday 8 December 2020

"Auringon energiaa saunan lämmitykseen" p. 65

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Video: Solar Melted Cheese Racelette - Lytefire Sauna

Friday 4 December 2020

After melting delicious cheese with 400° of solar power at the Lytefire Sauna it’s time to cool down in Heuberge’s ice-covered lake! We’re always (...)

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A new solar bakery in Burkina Faso

vendredi 27 novembre 2020, by Lorin Symington

We’re very happy to announce the success of our collaboration with the NGO Remar in Burkina Faso. We have officially opened of a brand new, (...)

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M6 Info

Tuesday 24 November 2020

"Au plus près de vous..." avec un boulanger

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Le monde

Sunday 22 November 2020

"De la douche mobile au four à pain, l’énergie solaire à concentration se développe"

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Solarspar Magazin

Monday 16 November 2020

"Sweat thanks to solar energy" p. 15

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Friday 6 November 2020

French engineer turned bread maker presents Europe’s first solar-powered bakery

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France Bleu

Friday 6 November 2020

Les journaux d’infos France Bleu Normandie (Rouen): 5:50 - 7:15 (Audio)

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France Bleu

Thursday 5 November 2020

"Seine-Maritime : à Montville, un boulanger cuit son pain dans un four solaire"

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Schwimmband + Sauna

Tuesday 3 November 2020

"Where a conventional sauna needs firewood or a lot of electricity, a newly developed solar sauna focuses on sustainability: wellness in (...)

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3 normandie

Tuesday 3 November 2020

National French TV France 3, Nov 12, 2020. Introducing Lytefire 11 (00:02:58-00:04:55)

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Friday 23 October 2020

"The sun can do everything - even bake bread"

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Solar Energy Engineering Blog

Thursday 1 October 2020

"Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer? — Part 2"

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Solar Energy Engineering Blog

Thursday 1 October 2020

"Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer?"

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Paris Normandie

Tuesday 22 September 2020

"Un four à pain solaire de 11 m² construit dans la région du Havre, et c’est une première !"

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Thursday 17 September 2020

"Solar Sauna - Lytefire Sauna; A sustainable, powerful and silent wellness experience at 2000 meters above sea level: The Lytefire Sauna heats up (...)

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First Wood-Based Lytefire 5 Unit to Make Pizzas in the Swiss Alps!

Wednesday 9 September 2020, by Urs Riggenbach

Since a few weeks we have the first wood-based solar concentrator installed at Heuberge Mountain Resort in Switzerland, where we have also (...)

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Friday 4 September 2020

"so-talk Urs Riggenbach, Lytefire und GoSol.Solar"

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First Class

Tuesday 1 September 2020

"Saunaing with the sun"

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Saturday 29 August 2020

"À Rouen, les Vagabonds de l’énergie utilisent le soleil pour la cuisson des aliments "

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Wednesday 12 August 2020

"Sauberer Schwitzkasten"

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Tuesday 11 August 2020

"Sustainable wellness in the new solar sauna"

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Monday 10 August 2020

"First solar sauna in the world in Graubünden"

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Basler Zeitung

Saturday 8 August 2020

"New development of the Solar Sauna, based on a technology that also helps with sustainability in the developing (...)

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Solothurner Zeitung

Saturday 8 August 2020

"New development of the Solar Sauna, based on a technology that also helps with sustainability in the developing (...)

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Swiss National Television RTR

Friday 31 July 2020

Swiss National Television (German subtitles): https://www.rtr.ch/play/tv/sil-punct/video/sauna-solara-sin-la-muntogna-da-fideris

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Die Bayerische Laufzeitung

Friday 31 July 2020

"The first solar sauna in the world is located in the Swiss Alps at 2000 meters above sea level"

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Friday 31 July 2020

"First sauna operating with solar energy"

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Wednesday 29 July 2020

"Im Bergresort Heuberge steht die erste Solarsauna der Welt"

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Wednesday 29 July 2020

"World’s first solar sauna in the Swiss Alps"

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Sauna Maailmalla

Monday 27 July 2020

Finnish Sauna Blogger Kati Niemi of "World of Sauna" visits our sauna

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Tarja Prüss

Friday 24 July 2020

Finnish-German Journalist Tarja Prüss: "Saunieren gegen den Klimawandel"

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Helsingin Sanomat

Tuesday 14 July 2020

News coverage in Finland’s lagest newspaper, Finnish.

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Ron Orp

Thursday 18 June 2020

"Solar Sauna & Pizza"

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Impact Hub Zürich

Monday 15 June 2020

“We just recently completed development of a new solar application in the wellness space: A solar-powered sauna! (...)"

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Online Interdisciplinary Design Course on Solar Thermal Energy

Tuesday 9 June 2020, by Urs Riggenbach

As reported earlier, together with Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) we launched a education course on design and development of (...)

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Interdisciplinary Education Project to develop wood-fabrication methods of Lytefire Solar Concentrators

Tuesday 12 May 2020, by Urs Riggenbach

We are excited to announce that together with Berne University of Applied Sciences we facilitated an interdisciplinary design/build course in (...)

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Followup visit in the Philippines: 8 months later

Monday 27 April 2020, by Eva Wissenz

We recently revisited our partners USTP (The University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines) and CarbonCycle in Cagayan de Oro, (...)

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Forest Trends

Friday 24 April 2020

"The “Amazon Strategy” – How to Build Resilient Supply Chains and Food Systems post-Pandemic"

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Wednesday 15 April 2020

[en] "It’s a unique, downright revolutionary sauna that gets all its power from solar energy!" - awesome to read this from Finland’s Sauna (...)

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Lytefire Sauna
First Swiss Press

Monday 13 April 2020

"World’s first solar thermal sauna in use" - Prättigauer Herrschäftler (print)

Crowdfunding for a Solar Bakery in Burkina Faso

Wednesday 1 April 2020, by Lorin Symington

We are very happy to have launched a small crowdfunding campaign to support two dynamic guys in Burkina Faso to create a solar bakery and (...)

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Powerful talk: it’s all connected.

Tuesday 31 March 2020, by Eva Wissenz

You need to take 7 minutes and watch this, it’s definitely worth it! Here’s our Chief Operating Officer Urs Riggenbach talking about solar, (...)

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We’re coming to your doorstep !

lundi 30 mars 2020, by Eva Wissenz

Last Christmas, as an act of faith in people’s empowerment and in our solution to play a significant role in climate change crisis resolution, we (...)

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Building in Burkina Faso with Remar

Thursday 27 February 2020, by Lorin Symington

We launched a new project with Remar International in Burkina Faso to empower women entrepreneurs. As always we fabricated the solar units (...)

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Lake still not frozen in Finland!

Monday 10 February 2020, by Eva Wissenz

Video Message from Eva, chairperson of GoSol / Solar Fire: My hope is not an illusion, it’s real and strong but today I’m sad, and angry. Everybody (...)

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Achille Sawadogo (medium.com)

Thursday 6 February 2020

"Discovering GoSol’s Solar Concentration Oven, a promising project in Burkina Faso"

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Paris Normandie

Thursday 6 February 2020

"Près de Rouen, il torréfie des graines à l’aide du soleil"

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Happy New Year 2020 !

vendredi 17 janvier 2020, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Clients, Partners, Followers and Supporters, We wish to see more peace and more justice everywhere. We wish that change makers do (...)

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The Future of GoSol, Lytefire and Solar Fire

jeudi 26 décembre 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Longtime followers will know that we started as Solar Fire and then created GoSol in order to take our experience in solar thermal energy and (...)

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Our Gift to the World:
The Lytefire Construction Guide Available Now!

Tuesday 24 December 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Today we release the Lytefire 4 Construction Guide to help solve the climate change crisis. It is immediately available for free on the (...)

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Ouest France

Monday 16 December 2019

"En Normandie, le soleil suffit à cuire et torréfier les graines"

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L’Age de Faire

Thursday 28 November 2019

"Tournesol, lin, chanvre, noisette ou châtaigne… Grâce à son torréfacteur solaire, une coopérative soutient les filières locales et propose des (...)

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Tendance Quest

Thursday 28 November 2019

"Montville. Un torréfacteur solaire : une première mondiale"

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Best Validation Ever in Kenya

Tuesday 12 November 2019, by Eva Wissenz, Jared Omondi

For a company, especially an impact company like ours, the best validation comes from the field. Last week, our representative in Kenya, Mr Jared (...)

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GoSol showing off in Switzerland

mardi 5 novembre 2019, by Eva Wissenz, Judith Bernet

This autumn is so exciting that we didn’t get any chance to blog and share a bit more with you guys !! Some of our GoSol-team came together in (...)

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GoSol Event on 14th of November at ResponsAbility, Zurich

Sunday 3 November 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Swiss Impact Investing Network (SIIN) and GoSol are welcoming you to join us for an impact talk on the topic of How to Build a Business Model for (...)

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Le Parisien

Thursday 24 October 2019

GoSol is featured in national French newspaper. "En Seine-Maritime, des graines torréfiées par le soleil normand"

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Paris Normandie

Wednesday 23 October 2019

The solar concentrator operated by our CTO in France is featured in French newspaper. "À Montville, près de Rouen, Arnaud Cretot lance sa première (...)

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Autodesk Foundation

Wednesday 23 October 2019

We’re featured by Autodesk again. "Five Years of Impact: Using Design to Make a Better World"

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GoSol on display in Switzerland!

Sunday 22 September 2019, by Judith Bernet

GoSol on display in Switzerland! Solothurn is not known for being the most sunny place in Switzerland – but yesterday it could not have been (...)

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Strike if you wish but more than this: take action.

Friday 20 September 2019, by Eva Wissenz

It is now 7 years since we created Solar Fire and GoSol. As friends, we are more than happy. Our team is still united no matter what. We (...)

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Forest Trends

Saturday 7 September 2019

Together with partners including Original Beans, GoSol.solar, and Canopy Bridge, Forest Trends has seen similar success supporting value chains (...)

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Several GoSol Events are happening in Switzerland this September

Wednesday 4 September 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Read in German We are excited to extend our invites for two events that will happen in Switzerland this September. Since a few days (...)

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Solar Entrepreneurship: Lytefire maximise profits for cashew nuts producers

Tuesday 20 August 2019, by Lorin Symington

The Best Agri Products Processing Cooperative (Bappco) is a busy hive of activity. Six days a week the men and (mostly) women of Bappco are hard (...)

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This was TBLI Conference Zurich 2019

Saturday 20 July 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Last month I attended the TBLI Conference in Zurich. The conference brought together impact investors and companies with a commitment for real (...)

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Friday 5 July 2019

"Energy for small rural businesses"

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Forest Trends feedback in the Amazon

mercredi 26 juin 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

We started our cooperation with Forest Trends last year in the Amazon with the Surui. Today, the US based NGO reported that "The pilot (...)

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Solar charcoal, cashew nuts process and new evolutions

Monday 20 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

Prototyping: beautiful (sometimes frustrating) and creative (sometimes repetitive trial and error iteration) prototyping! Building innovative new (...)

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Partner spotlight: CarbonCycle Processing Inc.

Wednesday 8 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

Writing to you from the Philippines, we’re entering the most exciting phase of this collaboration. The construction of 4 Lytefire 5 units is (...)

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Impact Finland next week

mardi 30 avril 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m very excited and happy to represent my team at the InnoFrugal 2019 pitching contest on May 7th and to be invited as a speaker at Waves (...)

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Sometimes it only takes a poem, a garden and a few heroes.
A note from Oxford, Skoll World Forum.

Monday 29 April 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m here, in the garden of Rhodes House, in Oxford. After three days only, I’m already adapted to this old town where so many amazing people have (...)

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Announcing Collaboration with USTP University

samedi 27 avril 2019, by Eva Wissenz

We are happy to announce the start of a collaboration with the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines. Carbon Cycle ltd is (...)

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GoSol’s Guest Lecture at University of California, Berkeley

Saturday 27 April 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

UC Berkeley campus, California. © Wikimedia In February 2019 we kicked-off a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s MDP department, focused on (...)

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Grand Challenges of Sustainability

Thursday 18 April 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m honoured and happy to be invited by the Lappeenranta University of Technology to be part of the panel discussion on Grand Challenges of (...)

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Why GoSol

Friday 12 April 2019, by

This is a key reading to understand our work and our vision. This text is a short version of a much longer text that unpacks all the arguments (...)

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"You have the energy right over your head, so you have to utilize it"

Friday 5 April 2019, by Lorin Symington

This is an interview with Derrick, one of the youth mentors at the Gulu SmartUp Factory, Uganda. In the video, he discusses why entrepreneurs (...)

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USTP’s Innovation Summit 2019 in the Philippines

Tuesday 2 April 2019, by Lorin Symington

Last week I was honoured to be invited as a speaker to the 2nd Innovation Summit 2019 hosted by The University of Science and Technology of the (...)

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"I want to be one of the youths who are job creators"

Thursday 21 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

Meet Angella, one of the young women at SmartUp Factory Tororo who participated in our solar entrepreneurship education training. Angella was one (...)

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GoSol.solar starting in the Philippines

Tuesday 19 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

I’m extremely excited to be travelling to the Philippines to work with our new client and partner, CarbonCycle. I’ve never been anywhere in Asia (...)

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CEO impact events : SDG’s workshop in Helsinki and Skoll forum

vendredi 15 mars 2019, by Eva Wissenz

Yesterday I have attended a nice workshop about SDG’s organised by Finnpartnership and Beam. It’s really great that impact is spreading in Finland (...)

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"I’m enjoying being in business and I believe I’ll prosper"

Monday 4 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

Meet Janet from SmartUp Factory Gulu Hub in Uganda. Janet was one of the most energetic participants of our solar entrepreneurship education (...)

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Our Experience with +Impact by Danske Bank

Monday 18 February 2019, by Eva Wissenz

Since a few months we are part of the +impact platform created by Danske Bank and we wanted to share our experience with that. Many tools and (...)

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Announcing GoSol - UC Berkeley MDP Collaboration

Friday 15 February 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

We are happy to announce the start of a collaboration with the MDP program at UC Berkeley, California. UC Berkeley’s Master of Development (...)

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GoSol Solar Training Highlights

Tuesday 12 February 2019, by Lorin Symington

We’re happy to share with you this video which shows some great moments from the Solar Entrepreneurship Training we conducted in Uganda with Plan (...)

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GoSol Evening Reception at Autodesk Gallery
San Francisco, February 25th 2019

Wednesday 6 February 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

GoSol & Autodesk Foundation invite you to join us for refreshments and learn about GoSol’s solar concentrators developed to empower millions (...)

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Starting in the Philippines with Carbon Cycle

mercredi 6 février 2019, by Eva Wissenz

All the team is very happy to announce our new project in the Philippines with CarbonCycle, a recycling company and a renewable energy startup (...)

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WatsUp Africa

Thursday 31 January 2019

"Mirror Technology Oven: Oven uses sun’s rays"

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Thursday 31 January 2019

"Mirror Technology Oven: Oven uses sun’s rays"

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The Inspiring Image of the Day !

samedi 26 janvier 2019, by Eva Wissenz

We are happy to share this image sent by World Vision Kenya. These are solar baked buns produced and sold by our friends at Yier Ngima in Siaya, (...)

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Indigenous Suruí using the SOL5 & Dehydrator in the Amazon

Saturday 19 January 2019, by Will Cleaver

The first phase of our project in Brazil with Forest Trends to empower indigenous Suruí peoples with solar thermal energy shows a great success. (...)

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7 Sustainable Development Goals made real for Eva Nangira, a young solar entrepreneur in Uganda

Thursday 20 December 2018, by Lorin Symington

We’d like to introduce you to Eva Nangira, one of the youth mentors at the SmartUp Factory Tororo Hub. Eva is a very attentive student and really (...)

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Lytefire 5 in the Amazon: solar drying nuts for Suruí Indigenous People

Wednesday 19 December 2018, by Will Cleaver

After building the Lytefire 5 solar concentrator and dehydrator in Cacoal, I was ready to take and install them for the Suruí people that live 3 (...)

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Monday 17 December 2018

"Auringon lämpöenergiaa hyödyntävä innovaatio lisäsi pienyrittäjien tuloja ja työturvallisuutta Keniassa"

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World Vision Suomi

Monday 17 December 2018

"Aurinkoinnovaatio lisäsi pienyrittäjien tuloja ja työturvallisuutta Keniassa"

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Invitation to Guest Lecture at TAMK:
Direct Solar Energy - Theory and Practice

Saturday 24 November 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

This Friday November 30th, Eerik Wissenz, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of our project has been invited to give a lecture at Tampere (...)

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Solar Forest - Evening Reception
November 27th, San Francisco

Tuesday 20 November 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

GoSol.solar (educational side of Solar Fire Concentration Oy) and Forest Trends are hosting an evening reception to celebrate our partnership to (...)

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The Inspiring Image of the Day!

Monday 19 November 2018, by Eva Wissenz

This is from Uganda, were Lorin has now completed the trainings of Smart Up Factory groups of young students entrepreneurs managed by Plan (...)

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Starting in Brazil

Saturday 17 November 2018, by Will Cleaver

In the background of the above photo you can see Cacoal city. I’m in Cacoal building a solar concentrator and food dehydrator for the Surui people (...)

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Meeting UN Agencies in Copenhagen

Tuesday 13 November 2018, by Eva Wissenz

I’m in Copenhagen at the UN procurement seminar, surrounded by people who deeply want this world to be a better place, meeting different agencies (...)

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Forest Trends

Tuesday 6 November 2018

"Forest Trends and GoSol.solar Announce New Partnership Connecting Indigenous Communities with Solar Technologies"

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GoSol.solar Showcase at SOCAP’18 San Francisco

Thursday 1 November 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Last week we got to showcase GoSol at the SOCAP conference in San Francisco, October 23rd to 27th, 2018. Autodesk Foundation hosted an evening (...)

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Uganda: Follow-Up and Follow-Through

Friday 26 October 2018, by Lorin Symington

I’m following up & following through with our young solar powered entrepreneurs at the SmartUp Factory Tororo Hub. I’ve been receiving small (...)

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Announcing Partnership with Forest Trends

Saturday 20 October 2018, by Eva Wissenz

Lytefire is landing in South America! We are very happy about our latest partnership with the organization Forest Trends and excited to start in (...)

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Transition Time for GoSol: New Video,
Scaling the Direct Solar Economy

Friday 19 October 2018, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Partners, Customers and Followers, It’s an important moment for us: GoSol has achieved the Direct Solar Economy vision! By (...)

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Second Training in Uganda Completed!

Wednesday 10 October 2018, by Lorin Symington

I’m happy to report that there is a new solar powered bakery business operating in Gulu, Uganda! Our two-week training course in cooperation with (...)

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Let there be Solar Fire!

Tuesday 25 September 2018, by Lorin Symington

I’m now well into the training here in Gulu, Uganda, training entrepreneur students from the Smart Up program set by Plan International. The (...)

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Solar training in Uganda: Happy Future Entrepreneurs!

Tuesday 18 September 2018, by Lorin Symington

Two weeks ago I arrived to Tororo, Uganda, to a warm welcome from the Plan International and SmartUp Factory teams. My mission was to train (...)

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Plan International’s Clip after a day of Educational Training

Wednesday 5 September 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Watch this very first video of entrepreneurs getting trained at Smartup Factory in Uganda to run solar bakeries with our SOL5! It’s great to see (...)

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GoSol’s full vision starting in Uganda
with Plan International

Tuesday 4 September 2018, by Eva Wissenz, Lorin Symington

Since the very beginning, the way we see it at GoSol is that we must deliver an efficient and powerful solar concentrator, and a training to (...)

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Longan, a Vietnamese fruit that could go solar

Saturday 1 September 2018, by Trân Ngô

In her previous post, Tran Ngo, our Junior Project Manager, shared about Vietnamese SME’s that could greatly benefit from GoSol solar (...)

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Can Lytefire be useful in South East Asia?

Thursday 30 August 2018, by Trân Ngô

Sponsored by our partner Autodesk Foundation, our Junior Project Manager is just back from her field trip to Vietnam for the second phase of the (...)

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Video: A Solar Bakery Run by Women in Tanzania

Monday 23 July 2018, by Eva Wissenz

We are thrilled to share this film showing how these Tanzanian Entrepreneur Women are using our SOL5 technology to run their bakery. Listen to (...)

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Announcing Partnership with Plan International Finland and SmartUp Factory programme in Uganda

Friday 13 July 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

In partnership with Plan International Finland and Plan International Uganda, we are starting a new cooperation in Uganda providing our SOL5 (...)

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Farmers Days in Kenya

Monday 25 June 2018, by Eva Wissenz

On June 19th, World Vision Kenya presented the SOL5 oven at Misire Afmaga group in presence of 350 people, including many students. This event (...)

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This was AU London 2018

Friday 22 June 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

This week Eerik and I got to attend the Autodesk University conference and Impact Summit in London. Autodesk University brings together industry (...)

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Autodesk Labs

Tuesday 12 June 2018

"Here Comes the Sun: GoSol.solar and the Autodesk Foundation Working Together"

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Greening the Blue in Kenya

Friday 8 June 2018, by Eva Wissenz

World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5th in Kisumu thanks to our cooperation with World Vision. About 500 persons attended the event. (...)

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In Kenya, rural solar entrepreneurs share on SOL5

Tuesday 29 May 2018, by Lorin Symington

We’re pleased to bring you the latest footage from our end user entrepreneurs in Western Kenya. Our partners at World Vision Kenya asked the (...)

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Back in San Francisco, Interviewing Near Future Summit
and Autodesk on Sustainability and Impact

Monday 21 May 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Interview with Zem Joaquin, founder of Near Future Summit as she mentions her favourite quote by Bill McDonough: “We need to love all children of (...)

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Business Daily Africa

Monday 14 May 2018

"Kisii group bakes livelihood making banana bread, buns"

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Showcasing the SOL5 at Near Future Summit

Friday 11 May 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Today we had an amazing showcase of our SOL5 at Near Future Summit! Everyone got to experience the power of the sun, snack some tasty solar (...)

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Solar Baking Demo at Pier 9, California

Friday 4 May 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Today we did a solar bake at Autodesk’s Pier 9, as part of our preparation for next week’s Near Future Summit. A curious crowd of people stopped by (...)

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Our Californian Solar Concentrator turns One Year Old!

Thursday 3 May 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

The SOL5 solar concentrator we built during our Impact Residency at Pier 9 last year just turned 1. It was safely tucked away in storage taking (...)

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GoSol Showcasing at Near Future Summit, California

Tuesday 1 May 2018, by Eva Wissenz

We are very happy to announce our participation in this year’s Near Future Summit. Thanks to Autodeks’s support, we’ll be showcasing our SOL5 unit (...)

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Finland-Vietnam IPP program selecting SolarFire/GoSol again

Monday 30 April 2018, by Eva Wissenz

Another recent reason to share happiness is that we have been selected for the second phase of VMAP+, a program from Finnish Innovation (...)

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Announcing Partnership with TAMK

Friday 27 April 2018, by Urs Riggenbach

Tampere University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution oriented towards working life and RDI co-operation. Their strengths are (...)

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Autodesk Foundation renewing support for 2018

Thursday 26 April 2018, by Eva Wissenz

Last February, Autodesk Foundation team visited 2 groups of entrepreneurs in Kenya and they were fully convinced by the impact of the SOL5. On (...)

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GoSol.solar Launched!!!

Tuesday 24 April 2018, by

It’s been a great experience designing the new site and we’re super excited our new website GoSol.solar is now launched. For longterm followers I (...)

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Farmbiz Africa

Saturday 31 March 2018

"Local youth group reports saving on baking costs by using sunlight"

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Demand @ASME

Monday 12 March 2018

"Design for a warming world - How the products we use and buildings we inhabit are designed plays an instrumental role in climate (...)

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Update from Kenya projects: Training Entrepreneurs

Friday 23 February 2018, by Lorin Symington

Last week, members from all the GoSol projects participated in a capacity building training session on Village Savings and Loans Methodology (...)

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Friday 9 February 2018

"The Finnish Solar Fire Concentration is testing solar energy technology in Africa that is suitable for small-scale entrepreneurs. (...)

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Update from Musoma, Tanzania

Thursday 1 February 2018, by Eva Wissenz

After three months of rainy weather, the sun is back in Musoma and Alpha Women’s group is back with delicious solar baked breads! We’ve just got (...)

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Thursday 1 February 2018

"Suomalainen Solar Fire Concentration testaa Afrikassa pienyrittäjille sopivaa aurinkoenergiatekniikkaa"

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Wärtsilä’s video introducing our project

Thursday 18 January 2018, by Eva Wissenz

After a year of cooperation in East Africa, Wärtsilä Corp. is promoting our initiative in their own words. Watch their video presenting our work (...)

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Video: Impact Residency at Autodesk Pier 9

Tuesday 19 December 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Watch how Autodesk Foundation and Pier 9 supported GoSol.org this year on our path to design, develop and spread our entrepreneurial solar (...)

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Flagship video of projects in Kenya and Tanzania

Tuesday 31 October 2017, by Eva Wissenz

After a year of operation with support of our sponsor and with our local partners, we are happy to present our achievements in Kenya and (...)

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Wärtsilä Twentyfour7 Magazine

Wednesday 11 October 2017

"GoSol.org sparks solar entrepreneurship in East Africa"

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Very dynamic solar bakers in Tanzania

Tuesday 10 October 2017, by Heikki Lindfors

Buy what’s available, refine it, sell it for profit. Do it over and over again and support your family and community. This seems to be the (...)

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Inclusive Business Hub

Monday 9 October 2017

"GoSol.org and Weconomy are a pioneering the inclusive business space."

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GoSol speaks at Autodesk University

Wednesday 4 October 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Our Executive Chairman, Eerik Wissenz, was a speaker invited to the last Autodesk University in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 7th and (...)

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Global Resource Alliance and GoSol in Tanzania

Wednesday 27 September 2017, by Heikki Lindfors

Global Resource Alliance (GRA) is a small international NGO located in Musoma, Tanzania. They work on issues of orphan care, water supply, (...)

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The First Solar Bakery in Tanzania

Sunday 10 September 2017, by Heikki Lindfors

.embed-responsive-4by3::before padding-top: 75%; Gosol arrived to Tanzania in June 2017, with the goal to replicate the success of the (...)

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Landing in Tanzania: Butiama Environmental Expo

Monday 4 September 2017, by Heikki Lindfors

.embed-responsive-4by3::before padding-top: 75%; When GoSol arrived in Tanzania in May 2017, the goal was to replicate the success our (...)

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Fish dehydrated with solar energy at Bao Beach, Kenya

Monday 28 August 2017, by Lorin Symington

.embed-responsive-4by3::before padding-top: 75%; Food dehydration is an important part of food security and solar thermal tech is the (...)

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Global Ressource Alliance: Our Partner in Tanzania

Tuesday 8 August 2017, by Eva Wissenz

After a successful mission in Kenya, working with World Vision Finland and World Vision Kenya, and with sponsorship from Wärtsilä, we have piloted (...)

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Makali News

Thursday 6 July 2017

"Watanzania kunufaika na gosol; unaweza kuangalia picha na matukio yote katika semina hiyo"

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The Citizen

Wednesday 5 July 2017

"New solar tech now introduced"

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CLEO 24 News

Tuesday 4 July 2017

"Video na picha katika matukio tofauti:watanzania tumieni fursa zilizopo kuepuka uharibifu wa mistu"

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Daily News

Monday 3 July 2017

"New solar powered machines"

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1 Year After: Expanding Solar Bakery in Kenya

Thursday 29 June 2017, by Eva Wissenz

Thanks to Wärtsilä, our founding sponsor, we were back to Kenya, collecting a lot of data after 1 year of almost daily use of the SOL5 Oven by (...)

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Yier Ngima - Solar Peanut Butter

Thursday 8 June 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

In this video we’re back at the Yier Ngima cooperative in Kenya, to follow up on their feedback after using the Sol5 for a year. (...)

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GoSol.org at Maker Fair 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Last weekend GoSol.org had a booth at Maker Fair Bay Area, sharing about our impact in Kenya and inviting people to our live showcase on May 25th (...)

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Preserving the green beauty with the power of the sun

Friday 19 May 2017, by Heikki Lindfors, Heikki Lindfors

Misire youth group is an agricultural community in Nyamira County in southwest Kenya. The area is known for its rich agricultural production. The (...)

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Digital Solar Oven Fabrication at Pier 9

Friday 12 May 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Over the last weeks we have worked on applying Autodesk Pier 9’s digital fabrication toolset to the Sol5 Oven. One of the great things about Pier (...)

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San Francisco Showcase, May 25th

Friday 12 May 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Come and join us for delicious solar cookies as we demonstrate the Sol5 Solar Oven at Autodesk Pier 9 on May 25th! Experience the power of solar (...)

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You make the world a better place by working...

Friday 28 April 2017, by Heikki Lindfors

You make the world a better place by working together, and sometimes small local partners can provide the best value for the local people. Like a (...)

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Tuesday 18 April 2017

"Solar project launched in Western Kenya"

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Daily Nation

Tuesday 18 April 2017

"Solar concentrator takes fuel pressure off Kenya’s forests" Print + online.

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Presenting Results and a New Application in Kisumu

Saturday 15 April 2017, by Eva Wissenz, Lorin Symington

Last Friday, on April 7th, at the World Vision Lake Region compound in Kisumu we presented 3 SOL5’s to around 65 representatives from a wide (...)

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Thursday 13 April 2017

"Finland firm targets west Kenya with solar power"

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Friday 7 April 2017

"Firm introduces new solar tech in Western Kenya"

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Solar for All – From Vision to Reality

Wednesday 5 April 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Today we are looking back at a year of intense R&D, prototyping, piloting and partnership building in Kenya, Finland and the US, taking us (...)

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Return to Solar Oven in Kenya

Tuesday 4 April 2017, by Lorin Symington

Thanks to the support of our founding sponsor Wärtsilä we are back Kenya since two months, following up on the pilot projects that we started in (...)

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World Vision

Monday 3 April 2017

"Aurinkoenergialla pienyrittäjien bisnes kasvuun Keniassa"

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Africa Business Communities

Friday 31 March 2017

"New off grid energy technology promises job opportunities for rural Kenyans"

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Video Blog: OCTO, Autodesk’s Digital Fabrication Lab at Pier 9

Wednesday 29 March 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Last week we had the opportunity to visit Autodesk’s OCTO lab. At the lab, Autodesk researches emerging methods of fabrication, looking at (...)

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Wärtsilä sponsors GoSol in Kenya and soon in Tanzania

Wednesday 29 March 2017, by Eva Wissenz

All the GoSol.org team is happy to announce that Wärtsilä is now sponsoring our work to empower entrepreneurs in Kenya and in Tanzania. Check out (...)

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Solar Oven a Kakuma Refugee Camp with UNHCR, Kenya, 2017

Tuesday 28 March 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

This is the first time we demonstrated the Lytefire tech inside a refugees camp, marking an important milestone on our path to make solar energy (...)

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Wärtsilä Corporation

Monday 27 March 2017

Wärtsilä partners with Solar Fire Concentration to create business opportunities and provide clean energy to SME’s in rural (...)

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First demo of solar oven for refugees

Wednesday 22 March 2017, by Eva Wissenz

Lorin Symington updates on experience in and around Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana region of Kenya. The Oven is complete and a local Turkana (...)

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Video Blog: Introducing the Electronics Lab at Autodesk Pier 9

Friday 3 March 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Apart from CNC machines, 3D printers and laser cutters we’ll be working in the electronics lab at Pier 9, which has everything needed to rapidly (...)

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Video Blog: Welcome to Pier 9!

Wednesday 1 March 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

The first month at Pier 9 have gone by in a breeze. Here are some impressions from the amazing workshops at the Pier. Everything from laser (...)

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Solar Oven Landing in Refugee Camp, Kenya, 2017

Monday 27 February 2017, by Lorin Symington

Our team is honoured and excited to be installing our Lytefire 5 baking system at Kakuma in Northern Kenya in the Turkana region. Trees are slow (...)

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First days at Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco

Thursday 16 February 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

It has just been a few days that Will Cleaver and Urs Riggenbach have touched down in San Francisco and started their Impact Residency at (...)

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Impact Residency Program Starting at Autodek Pier 9

Thursday 2 February 2017, by Urs Riggenbach

Two of our team members just reached San Francisco, where they’ll be working at the Autodesk Pier 9 facility as part of the Impact Residency (...)

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Pure Eco India

Sunday 1 January 2017

"GoSol contributes to Kenya’s solar economy"

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Solar Fire at AutoDesk University

Tuesday 22 November 2016, by

We just got back from the Impact Summit organized by Autodesk Foundation in parallel to AutoDesk University in Las Vegas. We participated as a (...)

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Maailman Kuvalehti

Thursday 13 October 2016

"Maailma paremmaksi aurinkoenergialla"

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Update from Kenya: The SOL5 generates income
and supports the entrepreneurs

Wednesday 12 October 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

It is one thing to build and install the SOL5 solar concentrator, but it’s another one to use it. Knowing this, we did our best to train the (...)

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Engenharia é

Friday 26 August 2016

"Faça você mesmo painel solar para produzir energia limpa em casa"

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The "Effective Use" of a Solar Concentrator

Tuesday 23 August 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

Effective Use One of our core design principles is aiming for "effective use." By this we mean how much solar energy is transformed into real (...)

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Predicting the Next Billion Solar Concentrators

Thursday 11 August 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

Solar concentration is going to change the world, period. There, we said it. And we want to make it very clear: Solar concentration will play a (...)

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Autodesk Foundation supports GoSol / Solar Fire

Wednesday 3 August 2016, by Eva Wissenz

Our team is very happy to announce that the Autodesk Foundation (USA) has committed to support our work with a USD 100,000 grant and a very (...)

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SolBook: Preparing the Next Generation
of Solar Builders and Entrepreneurs

Tuesday 2 August 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

The SolBook is a resource for integrating GoSol.org’s empowering knowledge into school’s curricula. It will contain lessons on the physics, (...)

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World Vision’s video presenting our work in Kenya

Tuesday 28 June 2016, by Eva Wissenz

In this beautiful video you are invited to understand fully what we have achieved in Kenya with the cooperation of Weconomy and World Vision (...)

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Solar Cooking Chef in New York!

Monday 27 June 2016, by Eva Wissenz

More than a year after we gave a Sol4 to the Teaching Garden of GrowNYC, on Governor Island, it still works well and is being used regularly! (...)

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Radio France Internationale

Sunday 19 June 2016

Radio show "C’est pas du vent" by RFI featuring Arnaud Crétot, CTO of GoSol.org.

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Thursday 2 June 2016

За допомогою сонячних концентраторів в Кенії печуть хліб і виготовляють арахісове масло

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Wednesday 1 June 2016

"Proyecto solar recientemente realizado en Kenia"

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Wednesday 1 June 2016

"GoSol: concentratori solari per cucinare nelle comunità povere"

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Building the Direct Solar Economy

Thursday 26 May 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

Discover what has been accomplished in Kenya in partnership with Weconomy, Suomen World Vision and World Vision Kenya. It’s so powerful to see (...)

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Thursday 26 May 2016

"GoSol is building the direct solar economy with its solar concentrator"

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Meeting the Kopitge Bakers in Kenya
and First Solar Bread Testing

Monday 2 May 2016, by Will Cleaver

We are proud to be able to help the Koptige Bakers by providing them with the knowledge to build and maintain a solar powered bakery that they (...)

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Thank YOU!

Sunday 1 May 2016, by Eva Wissenz

We are thrilled!! Our #FreeTheSun video presenting our project, tech and spirit has reached 46 749 views on Youtube... Wow!! Let’s hope the coming (...)

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Building Sol5 Solar Concentrators in Kenya

Wednesday 27 April 2016, by Will Cleaver

Our best solar oven and roaster builder Lorin Symington has been in Kenya for a few weeks making our Sol5 solar concentrator to roast peanuts and (...)

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Народный блоггер

Friday 22 April 2016

"Солнечный концентратор"

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Les Vagabonds de l’énergie reprennent la route !

Monday 18 April 2016, by Eva Wissenz

Souvenirs, souvenirs... Il y a quelques années, Robin Deloof et Arnaud Crétot terminaient leurs études et avaient décidés de faire un périple autour (...)

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GoSol - What We Do and Why

Friday 15 April 2016, by Will Cleaver

At GoSol team spirits means a lot to us. Since a few years now, no matter if we work together from different corners of the globe or not, no (...)

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Two Inspiring Events Upcoming in Helsinki

Friday 15 April 2016, by Eva Wissenz

"Are you “Value Conscious” and “Values Conscious”? Do you want to learn how to do more with less? Do you want to know how to innovate under resource (...)

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Meeting a Courageous Kenyan Women’s Community

Wednesday 13 April 2016, by Eva Wissenz

Our whole team is thrilled to be watching Lorin’s first footage from Kenya because these women are the reason we all joined this amazing solar (...)

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GoSol on the road to Kenya

Friday 1 April 2016, by Eva Wissenz

In this vblog, Lorin Symington is sharing his concerns, determinations and... tiredness before leaving to Kenya for our project in cooperation (...)

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Starting in Kenya with World Vision

Tuesday 29 March 2016, by Eva Wissenz

Almost all our team was in Paris to meet with our partners, Fondation Rexel and Fondation Deloitte, and briefed Lorin before his departure to (...)

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Lytefire (former Sol4) Save Trees

Wednesday 9 March 2016, by Lorin Symington

After moving to the city for school, Nayazim Raouzi Peskala is thinking about green ways to build businesses back home. Hear him share his (...)

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First Replication of Sol4 Model in Palestine

Tuesday 8 March 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

Welding shop in Palestine Moutasem returned to his home country a few months ago with nothing but a vision: To make sustainable energy (...)

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Sunday 21 February 2016

"Aprende cómo hacer tus propios paneles solares térmicos"

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The Greenest Post

Thursday 18 February 2016

"Aprenda a fazer seu próprio painel solar para produzir energia limpa em casa"

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Pensador Anônimo

Tuesday 9 February 2016

"...a organização GoSol surge com o objetivo de democratizar os painéis solares pelo mundo"

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In Nigeria with SF Green Resources

Thursday 4 February 2016, by Eva Wissenz

We are so happy to announce the beginning of the project in Nigeria with our partner SF Green Resources ltd. Abiodun Alabi and Funsho Folabi are (...)

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Razões Para Acreditar

Thursday 4 February 2016

"Organização ensina como construir seu próprio painel solar para democratizar energia limpa"

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Thursday 28 January 2016

"Startup-yritys - köyhyyttä vastaan, bisneksen keinoin"

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Sunday 17 January 2016

"GoSol releases first free solar concentrator construction guide"

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Drying Fruits With Solar?

Thursday 14 January 2016, by Lorin Symington

After seeing the Sol4 in action at The Innovation Hub in South Africa, student of entrepreneurship Bobofranz Mafendela was excited to share with (...)

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Happy New Year!

Wednesday 6 January 2016, by Urs Riggenbach

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Lyte (exSol4) Demo to Entrepreneurs & Students

Thursday 31 December 2015, by Lorin Symington

Together with our #FreeTheSun partners in South Africa, Sunfire Solutions, we demonstrated the Sol4 solar concentrator to students and (...)

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Tuesday 29 December 2015

Empresa ajuda pessoas a criarem seus próprios painéis solares

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Post COP21 Ecology Strategy Review

Sunday 27 December 2015, by

We are still in the magic of Christmas and I think it’s a good time to reflect on whether Santa will grant the COP 21 wishes. As all children (...)

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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Conheça a empresa que ajuda pessoas a criar seus próprios painéis solares

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The COP21 Agreement: A Letter to Santa

Thursday 17 December 2015, by

The COP21 agreement is filled with all sorts of legalese that may be difficult for the average person to understand. A great deal of press has (...)

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Monday 14 December 2015

Como criar os teus próprios painéis solares.

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Early Adopter Participates in Startup Program

Wednesday 9 December 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Our early adopter Moutasem Hassan took part in the cewas Middle East startup course in Palestine. Moutasem (front-right) wants to take GoSol.org (...)

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Friday 4 December 2015

Conheça a empresa que ajuda pessoas a criar seus próprios painéis solares.

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Backyard Baking in Joburg

Tuesday 1 December 2015, by Lorin Symington

Here’s a fun little video of GoSol’s Lorin Symington baking with the Sol4 + oven in Johannesburg. Whether you bake mountains of muffins, scads of (...)

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Fifth Element

Tuesday 1 December 2015

"Самодельный солнечный концентратор из Финляндии"

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Aaron Langa from Forum4Change

Wednesday 25 November 2015, by Lorin Symington

While at the Siyakhana gardens, we met up with Aaron Langa, a serial social entrepreneur and longtime advocate for the rights of the poor. He’s (...)

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Deloitte Foundation becomes a GoSol.org sponsor

Monday 23 November 2015, by Eva Wissenz

We are happy and honored to announce that the Fondation d’entreprise Deloitte is becoming a new supporter of the GoSol.org initiative. Deloitte (...)

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Siyakhana vBlog

Friday 20 November 2015, by Lorin Symington

The Wits Siyakhana Initiative for Ecological Health and Food Security is a 2 hectare garden and eco-center tucked away in a Johannesburg city (...)

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Meeting the Yier Ngima Support Group in Kenya

Tuesday 17 November 2015, by Eva Wissenz

World Vision is one of the biggest NGOs in the world, in the field every day to support compassionate, educational and sustainable actions. (...)

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Rorisa At the Innovation Hub

Monday 16 November 2015, by Lorin Symington

While we were at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, South Africa, we got a chance to talk with some of the students there and we asked them what (...)

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Wandie’s Place - Going Solar?

Thursday 12 November 2015, by Lorin Symington

Recently, we teamed up with restauranteur Wandile Ndala, owner of Wandies Place, the most famous township restaurant in South Africa. Wandies has (...)

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GoSol.org and SunFire Solutions on CCTV’s "Africa LIVE"

Monday 2 November 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

We blogged earlier on our solar showcase at Siyakhana where we hosted a film crew from CCTV Africa doing a piece on renewable energy and (...)

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Solar Energy and Food Gardens Are a Natural Fit

Friday 30 October 2015, by Lorin Symington

Community gardens are dynamic, important spaces that improve food security, increase access to nutritious and sustainably grown foods, and raise (...)

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10 Km from Civilization - the GoSol Solution

Tuesday 27 October 2015, by Eva Wissenz

We are very honoured and happy to publish this blog post from Gabriel Ojobo, Country Manager at SF Green Resources Nig. Ltd., our partner for our (...)

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CCTV Africa

Thursday 22 October 2015

"Social Entrepreneurs Create a Solar Cooker in South Africa" (Video) .embed-responsive-4by3::before padding-top: (...)

Baking in Johannesburg

Monday 19 October 2015, by Lorin Symington

After completing the Sol4, I started to test the oven we’ve built at SunFire Solutions. First thing in the morning I decided to bake scones. Did (...)

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Inspiring Innovation in Pretoria

Monday 12 October 2015, by Lorin Symington

The Sol4 is done, and the oven won’t be far behind! Excited to get out and show off, we presented the solar concentrator to the students of the (...)

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The Green Optimistic

Monday 12 October 2015

"Anyone can Build this."

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Pensamento Verde

Saturday 10 October 2015

"Empresa ensina pessoas a construírem seus próprios painéis solares"

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Jetson Green

Thursday 8 October 2015

"Build Your Own Solar Power Concentrator"

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GoSol.org in the Johannesburg Workshop

Monday 5 October 2015, by Lorin Symington

Johannesburg is a great place to build. South Africa is the industrial heart of Southern Africa and JHB is where the action is. In the industrial (...)

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Eco Inventos

Monday 5 October 2015

"Como construir tu propio concentrador solar con la guía gratis de GoSol"

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Friday 2 October 2015

"GoSol - солнечные печки для малого бизнеса"

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Green Life

Friday 2 October 2015

"GoSol - солнечные печки для малого бизнеса"

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Off Grid Quest

Friday 2 October 2015

"Build your own solar concentrator at home with GoSol’s free DIY guide"

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Friday 2 October 2015

"Come costruire un forno solare: ecco la guida di GoSol"

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Friday 2 October 2015

"GoSol: il solare a concentrazione fai-da-te che porta energia pulita alle popolazioni povere del mondo"

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Green City

Friday 2 October 2015

" Концентратор своими руками "

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Thursday 1 October 2015

"GoSol випустили безкоштовну інструкцію по створенню сонячного концентратора"

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Energia Rinnovabili

Thursday 1 October 2015

"Forni solari, con la guida di GoSol lo costruisci da solo"

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Thursday 1 October 2015

"Создайте свой собственный солнечный концентратор для дома с бесплатным руководством от GoSol"

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Energy Fresh

Thursday 1 October 2015

"Создайте свой собственный солнечный концентратор"

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Wednesday 30 September 2015

"Build your own solar concentrator at home with GoSol’s free DIY guide"

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Tuesday 29 September 2015

"GoSol releases first free solar concentrator construction guide"

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Solar and the Meaning of Life

Monday 28 September 2015, by

We have many ecological and social problems. Some say we’re doomed. Solar is expanding exponentially. Some say everything will be fine. We (...)

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Starting in South Africa with SunFire Solutions

Sunday 27 September 2015, by Lorin Symington

Thanks to the ongoing success of our #FreeTheSun campaign and the determination of SunFire Solutions, we’re finally on the ground in RSA. We’ll be (...)

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Rexel Foundation becomes a GoSol.org Sponsor

Wednesday 16 September 2015, by Eva Wissenz

We are proud to announce that the Rexel Foundation for a Better Energy Future is reinforcing their support for the GoSol.org initiative by (...)

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Solar Eggplant at GrowNYC

Tuesday 15 September 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

The guys at GrowNYC just cant be stopped. Another tasty solar snack directly harvested and cooked in their solar (...)

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Solar Breakfast at Surface in Hamilton, Canada

Friday 4 September 2015, by Lorin Symington

I’ve just completed another Sol4 model based on the most recent early-adopter construction plans here at Surface Design Space in Hamilton, (...)

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Connecting Builders: Switzerland meets Togo

Thursday 27 August 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Recently we connected the two early adopters Kurt Baumann, who built a Sol4 with his school-class in Switzerland and Boris Awume from Togo, whom (...)

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UK NHS Secretary Jean Bell on ’Why GoSol.org’

Sunday 23 August 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Jean Bell is secretary at UK’s National Health Service NHS. Having followed the development of GoSol and Solar Fire, I think solar (...)

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Solar Popcorn and Greens at GrowNYC

Tuesday 18 August 2015, by Lorin Symington

Earlier this year we built a Sol4 solar concentrator at SI Makerspace and installed it at the Teaching Garden of GrowNYC. Shawn Connell, staff (...)

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Boris Awume, Entrepreneur from Togo

Friday 7 August 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Boris Awume is our most recent early adopter. He is an entrepreneurially-minded Togolese working in Switzerland but excited to make new things (...)

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Sortir du nucléaire

Saturday 1 August 2015

Article on GoSol.org in the french magazine Sortir du nucléaire. "GoSol, l’entreprenariat solaire accessible aux plus pauvres." Read it on our (...)

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Engineering Students Complete Solar Concentrator in Pakistan

Friday 31 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

The engineering students at Air University completed their final project of a hybrid solar-biomass system. Their model used our Sol4 solar (...)

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Solar Energy for Palestine

Saturday 25 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

After studying abroad and working in the solar industry in the US, Moutasem Hassan is ready to return to his conflict-ridden home country and (...)

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First Sizzle with the Sol4 in Switzerland

Monday 20 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

After setting up the solar concentrator in the school’s yard, the students had to calibrate the mirrors. Soon enough the vegetables, burgers and (...)

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Hybrid Power Generation at Air University, Islamabad

Friday 17 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Muhammad Hassaan is a 23 year old engineering student from Pakistan. For his final project, Muhammad and his two other teammates Zia Bakht Butt (...)

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Swiss Schoolclass is Building a Sol4

Monday 13 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Kurt Baumann is a handicraft teacher in Langenthal, Switzerland. He is our first MultiPass supporter, and wants to build a solar concentrator as (...)

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L’entreprenariat solaire accessible aux plus pauvres

Monday 6 July 2015, by Arnaud Crétot

L’article ci-dessous est la version complète d’un article de deux pages qui sera publié dans la revue du réseau "Sortir du nucléaire" cet été 2015 : (...)

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Sol4 Guide Ready for Early Adopters

Sunday 5 July 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

We’ve just finished the first version of the Sol4 guide and now all our Early-Adopters get to download it and start building right away! (...)

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Friday 26 June 2015

De l’énergie solaire en «do it yourself» pour les pays du sud.

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Radio France Internationale

Thursday 25 June 2015

"C’est pas du vent", a radio program about the environment and solutions. Our CTO, Arnaud Crétot, presents the GoSol.org campaign and (...)

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United World College Mahindra

Thursday 18 June 2015

"To live the UWC mission of a sustainable future is challenging, but Urs Riggenbach from Switzerland is determined to change the way we use (...)

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

"Solar thermal is limited firstly by the availability of sunlight, secondly by useable surface area upon which to place solar concentrators and (...)

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Saturday 13 June 2015

"L’énergie solaire au service du développement."

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Faites le plein d’avenir

Thursday 11 June 2015

"GoSol, une entreprise sociale basée en Finlande lance une campagne de financement participatif pour permettre à des artisans du monde entier de (...)

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Mackenson’s Solar Pizza

Tuesday 9 June 2015, by Lorin Symington

Mackenson, the first GoSol.org technician in Haiti is back on the GoSol.org blog with a message to all our viewers and potential supporters: (...)

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Wednesday 20 May 2015

"to break the capital cost barriers to small scale use of solar concentration for household cooking, small commercial (...)

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Non Sprecare

Wednesday 20 May 2015

"Forni solari, la campagna di crowdfunding “Free the sun” per un cambiamento globale" - The "Free the Sun" crodwfunding campaign for a global (...)

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

"Il sole è un bene di tutti, approfittiamone per combattere declino ambientale e povertà nel mondo. Non si tratta di una visione naïve, ma di un (...)

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18eLode - Il giornale degli universitari

Sunday 17 May 2015

A portrait of Elisabetta Gaglione of GoSol / Solar Fire, in Italian, and a section featuring the Free The Sun campaign.

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Baking Cake in Haiti

Thursday 14 May 2015, by Lorin Symington

We met Fabienne Dorlean through Robillard Louino, a young leader from Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She’s a graduate from a hotelery (...)

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Terra Eco

Tuesday 12 May 2015

"Du solaire pour booster l’artisanat du Sud" - Solar energy to boost artisanal activity in the Global South.

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Agence Ecofin

Tuesday 12 May 2015

"GoSol à la rescousse des artisans africains pour l’exploitation des ressources solaires"

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Thursday 7 May 2015

Solar Bakery: ad Haiti si fa il pane con il sole.

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Energie Rinnovabili

Thursday 7 May 2015

"Ridurre l’Impatto del Cambiamento Climatico e le Barriere d’Accesso al Solare" - Reducing climate change and facilitating access to solar (...)

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Thursday 7 May 2015

"Free the Sun: energia solare accessibile a tutti, in ogni parte del mondo" - Accessible solar energy to everyone everywhere in the (...)

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Il Prof. Echos

Saturday 2 May 2015

"Là dove l’energia del sole rende felici " - Where solar energy makes people happy.

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UBLU Umweltberatung Luzern

Tuesday 28 April 2015

"Sonnenenergie nutzen geht auch ohne Photovoltaik- oder Solaranlage. Aus Spiegeln lassen sich hocheffiziente, autark funktionierende Öfen bauen (...)

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Rexel Foundation (Paris) is supporting us

Monday 27 April 2015, by Eva Wissenz

We are honored and happy to count the Rexel Foundation among our partners for the campaign and to be part of the Rexel Foundation Platform for (...)

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SOS Energie, Burkina Faso

Sunday 26 April 2015, by Eva Wissenz

Vincent Nikiema, the President of SOS Energie Burkina Faso (SOSEB), is happy to support our campaign and we hope we can start together some field (...)

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Sunday 26 April 2015

GoSol campaign featured among Tesla battery, Solar Impulse airplane, low-cost LEDs and other great solutions.

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GrowNYC Goes Solar

Thursday 23 April 2015, by Lorin Symington

We’re so happy to introduce our new partner GrowNYC, a non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs (...)

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Jeunes Verts Togo

Wednesday 22 April 2015, by Eva Wissenz

The Jeunes Verts Togo are a youth association created in December 2009 with currently more than 500 members (students, youths, and women from the (...)

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Wednesday 22 April 2015

"GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world" - Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green (...)

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Meeting Patricia Mc Ardle, the Solar Lady

Tuesday 21 April 2015, by Eva Wissenz

I’ve met Patricia McArdle a few years ago through her novel Farishta, where she shares about her experience in Afghanistan as a diplomat and the (...)

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Monday 20 April 2015

"Here’s how solar concentrators could provide renewable cooking technologies for the developing world"

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BioEcoGeo - Cucinare col sole

Monday 20 April 2015

"La missione di Solar Fire Concentration è rendere l’energia solare sostenibile accessibile a tutti, soprattutto alle piccole e medie industrie dei (...)

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Featured by Tekes

Friday 17 April 2015

Tekes is the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.

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SunFire South Africa Supports the #FreeTheSun Campaign

Thursday 16 April 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Crosby Menzies, founder of SunFire Solutions in Johannesburg, South Africa, is supporting our #FreeTheSun campaign. It’s an important partner for (...)

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Thursday 16 April 2015

"[GoSol.org] aims to kick off a global wave of solar entrepreneurship with free construction guides for building high-powered solar concentrators (...)

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PassWord Show, Radio Resonance

Thursday 16 April 2015

The Password radio program is the UK’s only regular-hour long foray into the world of science and technology and not only tells you about the (...)

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Tuesday 14 April 2015

SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for (...)

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Monday 6 April 2015

Company profile by the Finnish think tank Kalevi Sorsa Säätiö.

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World Vision and the Weconomy Program

Saturday 4 April 2015, by Eva Wissenz

Juha-Erkki Mäntyniemi, COO and Innovation Director, is presenting shortly the Weconomy program powered by the NGO World Vision. We plan a (...)

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Voglio Vivere Cosi World - Energia solare termica per tutti

Thursday 2 April 2015

Rewieving our work in Haiti with the NGO Haiti Communitere last Winter.

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Finnish Cleantech Delegation to San Francisco and L.A.

Monday 30 March 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Last week I visited California as part of a Finnish cleantech delegation led by Ms. Lenita Toivakka, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign (...)

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BioEcoGeo Magazine

Monday 30 March 2015

"Nel quinto anniversario del terribile terremoto ad Haiti, è sorta la prima “Solar Bakery” grazie ad una start up finlandese costituita da un team (...)

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Baking Experiments in Haiti

Friday 20 March 2015, by Lorin Symington

Here, our budding entrepreneurs Mackenson and Island are preparing more treats in the 3m2 solar oven on the roof of Haiti Communitere, in (...)

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Boond - Every Drop Makes a Difference

Tuesday 17 March 2015, by Eva Wissenz

We are proud and honored to announce a cooperation with Rustam Sengupta, Founder and CEO of Boond for the crowdfunding campaign we are launching (...)

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Interview with Alan Bigelow, PhD, Columbia University

Wednesday 4 March 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Alan Bigelow is a physicist that develops optical and ion-beam technologies at Columbia University. Passionate about solar energy and what it can (...)

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Solar French Fries

Monday 2 March 2015, by Eva Wissenz

Funny... I’ve found this oooooold video of Solaire absl (a non-profit association based in Belgium) cooking French Fries with our solar (...)

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Mackenson Has Seen the Future, the Future is GoSol!

Wednesday 25 February 2015, by Lorin Symington

Meet Mackenson, the first GoSol.org technician in Haiti and a dear friend of mine. He’s a good man with a kind heart who has lived a difficult (...)

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Arnaud Crétot’s Interview for Libres! Le Film

Tuesday 24 February 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Our thermal engineer Anaud Crétot talks about our energy future in this interview for Libres Le Film (in French). Arnaud Crétot, ingénieur (...)

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Staten Island Cookoff with GrowNYC

Monday 16 February 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

See the results of Lorin’s training and demonstration day with GrowNYC at the Staten Island Makerspace. .embed-responsive-4by3::before (...)

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The New Global East Africa Event

Thursday 12 February 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Yesterday we attended an event hosted by The New Global at Aalto University. Solar entrepreneurs Patrick Ngowi of Helvetic Solar and Rustam (...)

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GoSol.org International Team in Tampere, Finland

Tuesday 3 February 2015, by Eva Wissenz

Meet the GoSol.org team in this short film by French filmaker Basile Remaury.

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Grilled Cheese in the Freezing Cold!

Tuesday 3 February 2015, by Lorin Symington

Saturday was freezing cold (-10°C / 14°F) but Lorin & co. were cooking up a storm at the Staten Island Makerspace in New York. Want to check (...)

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Concentrator Ready at Staten Island Makerspace

Monday 26 January 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Lorin has finished building one of GoSol.org’s solar cookers in record time! Have a look at his video introducing some of the people at the (...)

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"Libres!" Trailer with English Subtitles

Sunday 25 January 2015, by Eva Wissenz

Energy is very closely connected to freedom. And private economy and freedom are contradictionary in many ways. So bring back the energy to (...)

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Sunday 25 January 2015

"Cocina solar en Haití" Article about our first solar bakery in Haiti. January 2015.

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Les Vagabonds de l’Énergie on Samsø Island

Wednesday 21 January 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Yesterday Arnaud Crétot from France joined us in Finland. Arnaud is a thermal engineer with keen interest in the global renewable energy (...)

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Arnaud Crétot Joins Us from France

Wednesday 21 January 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

We are very excited to have Arnaud Crétot from France over with us in Finland. Now, for the first time, the team is all in one place (Well, except (...)

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Virtual Pro

Tuesday 20 January 2015

"Panadería Solar Lanzado en Haití " Article about our first solar bakery in Haiti.

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Tuesday 20 January 2015

"Una panadería solar en Haití" Article about our first solar bakery in Haiti.

GoSol.org at Staten Island MakerSpace, NYC

Monday 19 January 2015, by Urs Riggenbach

Progress update from Lorin Symington’s quest to build a solar concentrator in NYC. Lorin is working with the Staten Island MakerSpace in NYC. (...)

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Mackenson and Guerline baking at Haiti Communitere

Friday 16 January 2015, by Lorin Symington

Yesterday Mackenson and Guerline baked up some delicious goodies for the fine people at Haiti Communitere. Mackenson has been experimenting and (...)

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Lorin’s Update from NYC

Monday 12 January 2015, by Lorin Symington

Here’s a quick update from our technologist in the field, Lorin, who is in NYC spreading the GoSol.org goodness. Today marks an important day for (...)

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Meet Mackenson, the first GoSol.org Technician in Haiti

Tuesday 6 January 2015, by Lorin Symington

It’s through Haiti Communitere that I met Mackenson. This was back in 2012 when I was checking out Haiti for a solar energy mission. He was hard (...)

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Back in Haiti and Working with the Sun

Monday 5 January 2015, by Lorin Symington

The flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince is a lively one. A colourful mix of Haitians returning to their country, aid workers, missionaries and (...)

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GoSol.org Sponsors Libres! - a Great Documentary about Energy

Wednesday 31 December 2014, by Eva Wissenz

GoSol.org is proud to be a partner of the documentary LIBRES LE FILM. We are happy to be one of the 2088 supporters of this great documentary (...)

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Solar Pizzas in Haiti

Monday 22 December 2014, by Eva Wissenz

The first milestone of the Haiti project: The team baked pizzas with our solar oven at Haiti Communitere. Yummy... and (...)

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First Days in Haiti

Wednesday 17 December 2014, by Urs Riggenbach

Lorin Symington has reached Haiti safely after long hours of travel. He is now working with Haiti Communitere to install a solar oven in (...)

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Cooking Solar in... Finland?!

Wednesday 10 December 2014, by Urs Riggenbach

"You’re a solar company, and you’re based in Finland?!" ­­­We get to hear this one a lot! This video right here should pose a big "why not!", as it (...)

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Partner Spotlight: BioSampo FREES

Tuesday 6 May 2014, by Urs Riggenbach

Currently we’re building a training program specific to Solar Fire Technologies with our partner KSAO BioSampo as well as integrate the technology (...)

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GoSol.org Site has Launched

Saturday 5 April 2014, by Urs Riggenbach

The whole team is proud to launch the GoSol.org site! Between Finland, Switzerland, UK, and Canada it’s been a great collaborative effort needing (...)

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Thursday 10 February 2011

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IBN Live

Sunday 6 February 2011

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Tuesday 24 November 2009

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