Championing Solar Electric Cooking and Beyond
In May 2013 we presented a concept note that argued that research should be conducted now, with the intention of creating an affordable solar electric cooking product to be rolled out at scale in Africa by 2020. In brief the proposition is that if the current trends in price reductions in Solar photovoltaic technology and in energy storage (specifically Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries) continue, then by 2020 a solar home system sized for cooking would have a comparable lifetime monthly cost to purchased biomass (mainly charcoal) alternatives for a sizeable proportion of the current biomass market.
Since then we have used company funds and networked extensively to explore the proposition, not for our own profit but as a public good. In late 2015, DFID commissioned independent research on the proposition, to explore three key research questions - an economic model to confirm the trends and financial assumptions, an expert opinion on the lifetime of the battery in harsh conditions and the lessons learned from other relevant technology transitions on behavioural change. These papers will be available soon.....
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