Lytefire - Fire from Sunlight

We make clean energy affordable for all with solar thermal concentration.
For a fair and liveable future

 

 

 

The Lytefire Campaign exists because people need urgently a massive access to clean energy.

We are now crowdfunding because it’s a climate change CRISIS and we want to accelerate the spread of a proven and powerful tool everywhere.

Our passionate team is working in the field since more than 10 years to spread a powerful and locally built solar thermal tech. We believe that spreading the Lytefires built locally with local material together with educational material can empower millions and have an amazing impact.

In 2019, IPCC scientists stated that we have 12 years to miminize climate change. Last Christmas, we released the construction guide of one of our units for free. Download it!

Make a long lasting sustainable impact and support one entrepreneur to go solar, push the limits of solar with pioneers, pre-order your Lytefire 5, build a Lytefire 4 yourself and become a sponsor, donate directly to our project with Plan International, or invest in a Climate Victory Bond.

Get involved

Latest Stories

 

 

Support entrepreneurs willing to go solar. They need you.

Lytefire solar concentrators can replace firewood, charcoal and fossils.
The solar concentrator enables income-generating activities for entrepreneurs.

Who are you going to support today?

Solar Bakery in Rural Burkina Faso

Support a rural bakery switching from daily firewood burning to clean solar energy.

Women Empowerment in Burkina Faso

Crowdfund a local solar bakery owned by the Ghoghin Women’s Group. They want to improve livelihoods and reduce emissions.

Video: How We Support Entrepreneurs

Check our 2min video showing how we are supporting entrepreneurs to make their living with clean energy.

 

Push the Limits of Solar with Lytefire Pionieers.

So much is possible with Lytefire. Learn and support innovative projects developing new applications.

Solar Sauna in Switzerland

In the Swiss Alps, Lytefire is powering a Solar Sauna at 2000 meters altitude.

Bakery and Solar Roastery in France

Our CTO Arnaud is running a local roastery and bakery business on Lytefire

 

Pre-Order your Lytefire 5

Lytefire 5 is availabe in 3 different flavours, shipping in 2020.

Lytefire 5 Oven

Bake at the same temperatures, speed and quantity of a commercial oven!

  • Can bake up to 40 kilograms of bread per day
  • Perfect for cakes, cookies, scones
  • Up to 300°C baking temperature
  • Even heat distribution for high quality bakes
  • Immune to blackouts and brownouts
  • No fuel costs

Lytefire 5 Roaster

Because there is no actual fire, there are no hot spots that char the nuts! There are no combustion residues either, just pure roasted flavour.

  • Can roast Peanut, Coffee, Cocoa / Cacao, Cashew and more.
  • No more burnt taste
  • Regulated temperature
  • Roasts up to 50kg per day of peanuts
  • No fuel costs

The dedicated roaster has a higher roasting capacity than the multi, so it is worthwhile if there are no baking needs.

Lytefire Multi

The Lytefire Multi is the best options for entrepreneurs and enthusiasts who want mainly to bake, but also want to pop in the roaster drum and roast some tasty roastables.

  • Get the best of both functions: Roaster & Oven
  • Bakes up to 35 kilograms of bread per day
  • Roasts up to 35 kilograms of peanuts per day
  • Roasts gently and evenly (no more scorching)
  • No fuel costs

 

If you are in East and West Africa, contact us for shorter term delivery.

 

 

Build Yourself the Lytefire 4 Cookstove

We are releasing our technology in ’open source’ through graphical construction guides that anyone can follow to build their own access to solar thermal energy.

By downloading the guide you can build a Lytefire 4 cookstove. This ergonomic and powerful cooking platform is great for the backyard, community gardens or eco-lodges.

We want to publish the same guides in future, for the baking oven, for the roaster and for the dehydrator. Support our initiative to empower people around the world with knowledge by becoming a sponsor.

Click here to be a sponsor

Lytefire 4 PDF Guide

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Want to support our effort to create more guides like this one?
Click here to sponsor

How to Join the Lytefire Campaign

Pre-order Lytefire 5

Put money down to get your Lytefire in 2020.

Pre-order

Invest

Buy Climate Victory Bonds to invest in a liveable future.

Invest

Sponsor

Sponsor our free and open guides, empowering people around the world.

Donate

Donate directly to our non-profit partners to implement Lytefire.

→ Click here to view our free construction guides!

Question / Contact Us

 

 

Donate to our project with Plan International in Uganda

You can donate directly to this project and help spread Lytefire to people in need Uganda.

We partner with non-profits who have ongoing local presence, relationships and programs to build skills for sustainable livelihoods. Our partnership with plan international started in 2018 when we started training youths to become solar entrepreneurs.

Better access to cleaner energy is only part of a broader solution to poverty. It is also essential to build the critical skills to maintain our technology, learn how to bake or roast, and learn the fundamentals of how to run a business. Finally, entrepreneurial success for new businesses should be supported by monitoring and coaching.

Donate on the project page

 

Invest in Climate Victory Bonds

Massive action is needed to set the world on a pathway to fix the climate, be sustainable generally, and solve poverty. Click here to learn more about investments.

About

We are on a mission to solve climate change
and accelerate the adoption of clean energy for all.

 

Lytefire is an initiative to maximize the impact of solar thermal energy. It was initiated by the GoSol Team in 2019, after fully developing and piloting our solar technology on 4 continents. With Lytefire, we are offering our product on sale and we are releasing open source construction guides to support the global adoption of our technology.

Lytefire and GoSol are run by Solar Fire Concentration Ltd, a Finnish impact enterprise.

Learn more about us on https://gosol.org/about

 

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