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I have just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda and Kenya to see firsthand the amazing impacts of Lytefire with some of the 250+ entrepreneurs we have empowered in the last 12 months. Visiting the training site in Uganda As you know we have not only developed the Lytefire solar tech but (...)

8 May

The Don Bosco Technical Institutes boasts a number of different workshops. Walking around the school you can see students working on metal objects, wood furniture, masonry structures, electrical installations and many more activities. Now there is a new work post… a solar bakery! During the (...)

7 April

Alebtong: 15 youth get skills to operate a solar-powered bakery

2 April

We are back in action in Uganda with Plan International and Plan Uganda! In 2018 we delivered two of our solar bakery and entrepreneurship trainings at Plan’s SmartUp Factory Hubs and now we’re back to do another nine installations and trainings! We have a bigger team and our ovens and Lytefire (...)

1 April

The Lytefire 4 construction guide is at 5€ instead of 99€ for 24 hours (https://lytefire.com/diy-climate-strike). With it, you can build yourself a solar concentrator to cook, purify water, fry, roast in a pan. We are soon opening a forum for builders providing feedback, updates, for a community (...)

25 March

"Youth benefiting from Smart Up factory project "

17 March

Embu is a town on the foothills of Mount Kenya, with wide landscapes, endless fields and fresh, crisp air. The town is alive in all senses of the word, the local markets bustle with activity! Traders crowd every street corner selling produce from their farms, and vendors sell various items by (...)

4 March

"KCCA LAUNCHES SOLAR BAKING VOCATION AT KABALAGALA ONE STOP YOUTH CENTER"

18 February

"Lira youth eke living from baking "

12 February

"The Oven uses a combination of mirrors that reflect the sun heat up the oven to a temperature of up to 300 degrees Celsius."

2 February

"Avec Arnaud Crétot, fondateur de NeoLoco (artisanat solaire) et directeur technique de Solar Fire (four à concentration solaire), il n’a pas été question de mesurettes symboliques pour agir mais d’un retournement complet des valeurs, des priorités et de l’organisation de la société. (...)

30 January

"Équipé du premier four solaire d’Europe, cet artisan normand transforme des produits locaux"

16 January

We are proud to announce the start of our cooperation with the Swiss based Jansen PrimeSteps Foundation. With the support and advise of the PrimeSteps team we will equip and train entrepreneurs with Lytefire solar ovens across different locations in Burkina, with a focus on women’s groups and (...)

22 November 2021

"Towards sustainability – solar energy for the other 99 %" (p. 37)

22 November 2021

"Fideriser Heuberge: The first solar sauna in the world"

16 November 2021

With Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit we have found a new project partner dedicated to empowering youths. Active all over the world, this organization supports hundreds of vocational training centers, across Africa and beyond. Our cooperation starts in Kenya, with two vocational schools, one of (...)

15 November 2021

We are excited to announce this new partnership to empower entrepreneurs to run solar bakeries and food businesses across 11 locations in Uganda. The project will allow existing bakery cooperatives to transition from daily charcoal burning to using our powerful Lytefire 5 solar concentrator. In (...)

1 November 2021

"Il forno che riesce a produrre fino a 100 kg di pane al giorno usando solo l’energia solare"

8 October 2021

"Saint-Jouin-Bruneval. En quête d’artisans pour acheter un four solaire"

16 September 2021

Près du Havre, un appel à projet pour devenir "artisan solaire"

16 September 2021

"Près du Havre, un four solaire innovant en projet pour cuire du pain ou torréfier du café "

28 August 2021

"Solar-baked bread? Recycled loaves? Bakers try something new in France."

6 August 2021

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Solarstart, a Swiss non-profit association focused on raising awareness on solar energy and empowering entrepreneurs. Next summer, the association will install a solar bakery at Switzerland’s largest youth camp bringing together more than (...)

28 July 2021

"Arnaud Crétot était ingénieur. La voilà aujourd’hui boulanger et torréfacteur." (print)

8 July 2021

"Ce boulanger normand cuit son pain... à l’énergie solaire"

3 July 2021

"Ce boulanger indépendant confectionne son pain dans un four solaire"

27 May 2021

La boulangerie solaire - NeoLoco

2 May 2021

"Avec son four révolutionnaire, Lydiane Tirel met du soleil dans vos apéritifs" (print)

28 April 2021

"Au téléphone, Arnaud nous présente sa boulangerie NeoLoco, la première boulangerie solaire d’Europe."

27 April 2021

"Ce boulanger cuit son pain dans un four solaire"

14 April 2021

"Avec NeoLoco, l’artisanat solaire germe dans l’Hexagone"

6 February 2021

Dear Friends, Clients, Partners, Followers and Supporters, In 2020, the Lytefire Solar Sauna and the Lytefire Solar Oven have been featured in 32 articles in the media in France, Switzerland, Finland, Germany and USA. National newspapers as well as national TV shows :) Thank you for your (...)

12 January 2021

"Solar Fire Concentration for #SolariseHeat"

9 December 2020

After melting delicious cheese with 400° of solar power at the Lytefire Sauna it’s time to cool down in Heuberge’s ice-covered lake! We’re always ready to develop new ways to tap into the power of the sun. Now it’s possible to use the Solar Sauna not just to sauna but also to make "Racelette" (...)

4 December 2020

"Au plus près de vous..." avec un boulanger

24 November 2020

"De la douche mobile au four à pain, l’énergie solaire à concentration se développe"

22 November 2020

National French TV France 3, Nov 12, 2020. Introducing Lytefire 11 (00:02:58-00:04:55)

3 November 2020

"Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer? — Part 2"

1 October 2020

"Can Solar Thermal Energy be a Game-Changer?"

1 October 2020

"Un four à pain solaire de 11 m² construit dans la région du Havre, et c’est une première !"

22 September 2020

Since a few weeks we have the first wood-based solar concentrator installed at Heuberge Mountain Resort in Switzerland, where we have also installed our Solar Sauna. As reported earlier, in April 2020 we held an online design course with the Berne University of Applied Sciences to create (...)

9 September 2020

"so-talk Urs Riggenbach, Lytefire und GoSol.Solar"

4 September 2020

"Saunaing with the sun"

1 September 2020

"À Rouen, les Vagabonds de l’énergie utilisent le soleil pour la cuisson des aliments "

29 August 2020

"Sustainable wellness in the new solar sauna"

11 August 2020

"First solar sauna in the world in Graubünden"

10 August 2020

"New development of the Solar Sauna, based on a technology that also helps with sustainability in the developing world"

8 August 2020

We are very happy to have launched a small crowdfunding campaign to support two dynamic guys in Burkina Faso to create a solar bakery and cultural space. Adama Bafiago, an artist and activist, was an early supporter of our first crowdfunding campaign in 2015. He immediately saw the potential (...)

1 April 2020

You need to take 7 minutes and watch this, it’s definitely worth it! Here’s our Chief Operating Officer Urs Riggenbach talking about solar, climate crisis, sustainability and entrepreneurship. "My hope is that we’re not just fixing the carbon issue. We’re fixing, along with this carbon issue, (...)

31 March 2020

Video Message from Eva, chairperson of GoSol / Solar Fire: My hope is not an illusion, it’s real and strong but today I’m sad, and angry. Everybody can have an impact. Wake up. Speak up. .embed-responsive-4by3::before padding-top: (...)

10 February 2020