In the Global South, Lytefire creates a positive impact on climate change and social justice.
Lytefire changes your life by making you more autonomous with a clean and free energy source.
Everywhere the sun shines, the Lytefire solar concentrators replace costly and unstable electricity, firewood and charcoal with direct solar energy. This powerful technology is a solid choice for baking. It can also roast and dry food. And since it has been initially ideated for the Global South’s rural / vulnerable environments, people can maintain their Lytefire by themselves. All parts can be replaced and purchased in most towns and every city we’ve come across. So, yes, Lytefire is solid, powerful, easy to maintain and one can run a business activity with it.
What’s even more interesting is that after a 2-3 weeks solar baking training, the participants are able to actually start a business. "Solarpreneurs" is how we call the solar entrepreneurs using Lytefire. Since 2016, we have been working in the field with small associations and international NGO’s and our rich experience led us to develop training’s for beneficiaries to run a sustainable and local micro-business.
First the training is dedicated to installation, mirror focussing, maintenance, security, anything needed to get familiar with Lytefire but also to understand solar energy and how connected this is to the environment. Then we move on to the basics of entrepreneurship while learning to bake delicious solar recipes.
Our training has been elaborated in the field for the field, and is continuously enriched by our project managers. Each audience is different and the content must be adapted to engage everyone. In each case, our goal is that any motivated group can start its own bakery and make money in a sustainable way right after the training!
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Multiple Levels of Impact
In the Global South, when a Lytefire is installed for vulnerable groups that are constantly exposed to the side-effects of climate change, resource scarcity and energy challenges, the first impact is to provide them with enough clean energy to power an activity that can bring wealth to their business, community, village, neighborhood.
It means no more breathing of dark particles. No more hours of walk to chop wood. No more deforestation all around. Women being able to do something else than get wood and watch an open fire.
One Lytefire 5 solar oven used 6 hours / day, 210 days / year, can prevent the emission of 5 tons of CO2, which is the volume of an olympic swimming pool.
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