Impact: SOL5 Unit to Bake, Roast and Dehydrate Food

In partnership with Wärtsilä Corporation, Autodesk Foundation, World Vision Finland and World Vision Kenya, Solar Fire has proven its technology through a piloting program started in Spring 2016 in Kenya and in Spring 2017 in Tanzania.

We have installed a dozen of SOL5 units with local entrepreneurs and the monitoring has shown regular use and a short payback period. One bakery for example, has been able to reduce operating costs and can now produce and sell more baked goods to local schools and students. Another group replaced their use of charcoal with solar energy, and now produces their organic peanut butter at a lower cost and with an improved taste of the product.

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Wärtsilä is committed to support African societies and businesses and is backing the piloting and scale-up of this local solar technology through education in Africa and beyond. Learn more