12 May 2009

SolSource ~ Novel Solar Cooker Wins St Andrews

Congratulations to our MIT Development Ventures alumnus Scot Frank and the SolSource / OneEarthDesigns venture team for winning the St Andrews Prize for the Environment! They will use their $75,000 prize to support the first large-scale field test and production trial in their Himalayan target market. Their cooker is light weight, low-cost, and portable. It is made from traditional nomadic tent material, locally-sourced bamboo, and a minimum of elements imported from out-of-region. Different modules which can be attached on-demand to the cooker can turn it from a food warmer into a water heater or into a thermo-electricity generator.

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