Solar Bakery

Delicious Bread and Pastries baked with the Lytefire 5 Oven

 

 

 

 

From Africa to Europe the Lytefire 5 Oven is baking high-quality breads and pastries, pizzas and muffins - without any fuel costs. Entrepreneurs, artisan bakers love the power of the Lytefire 5. See for yourself!

A new solution for Bakers

In France, Switzerland, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the Lytefire 5 solar oven is replacing easily costly and unstable electricity, firewood and charcoal with direct solar energy. This powerful technology is a solid choice for baking up to 300°C / 572°F.

Pioneers solar bakers are using it daily to bake fresh and tasty bread and cakes. When it comes to performance, 1 unit can bake 500 cookies per day and up to 80kg of bread per day. Late March 2020 in North France, the bakery NeoLoco baked 76kg of nice fresh bread.

These solar entrepreneurs are also using our Lytefire Multi to roast peanuts and nuts.

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

The Impact

Tasty, golden brown muffins, ready for sale in Uganda.

In East Africa our SOL5 solar concentrators replace costly and unstable electricity, firewood and charcoal with direct solar energy. This powerful technology is a solid choice for baking up to 300°C / 572°F.

When it comes to performance, 1 SOL5 can bake 500 cookies per day and 2 SOL5 Ovens have the capacity to bake 80kg of bread per day.

On top of that, the SOL5 is built using local materials so it can be fully maintained; all parts can be replaced and purchased in most towns and every city we’ve come across in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

One SOL5, prevents up to 16 431 kg of CO2 emissions per year.

Bakers are already using the SOL5 solar oven full-time in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

In Tanzania and Kenya, entrepreneurs are using our hybrid SOL5 Oven/Roaster and can also roast peanuts, coffee and cocoa.

What Users Say

“The SOL5 Oven is giving us 275 Kenyan shillings per day, but with the charcoal oven it’s only 75 shillings. That’s the difference.” -

Afros Otieno, Baker at Misire, Kenya.

My work will be easier, and I know that people are going to like it because our roasted ground nuts won’t smell like fire and they are fresh because energy of the sun is on them. I’m very grateful and thank you for those who thought of making this machine for us and I would urge every group to come and see and support us in any way and we also give the other groups support and we reduce the way of cutting trees so the trees will be many and we’ll have rain.

Jenipher Amollo, Chairlady of Yier Ngima CBO, Kenya

Solar Baker #1: David Chepkwone

Solar Baker David, Kenya.

It was an exciting moment when David pulled out the first batch of freshly baked muffins from his SOL5 Oven. This was back in 2016, and David continues to use the very same SOL5 today!

Before working with the SOL5, David used to spend money on electricity and charcoal. But the grid was so bad that he couldn’t develop his business properly. When the power was out he couldn’t bake, and with charcoal his product would be low-quality and his profit margins would be slim. With the launch of his solar bakery, David has been able to reduce his fuel costs and increase his output! The shiny SOL5 also attracted many visitors to his rural bakery, and so he decided to open up a small cafe to sell snacks and beverages to the interested crowd.

With a clean energy source adapted to his needs, now David can be a creative and productive baker.

"Now we have the oven here, and it gives us direct income. The impact is that we used to use the charcoal oven which gave us hard times. We only use the sun, the rays from the sun."

Martha Ochieng, Baker, Misire Group.

 

SOL5 Bakery in Tanzania (2018)

SOL5 Bakery Trainings in Uganda (2019)

 

 

 

Solar Baker #2: Arnaud Crétot

Arnaud, our Chief Technical Officer, is a world class thermal engineer, software developer and has audited over 50 energy projects in Europe and Asia before joining GoSol to develop the SOL5 energy solution.

But Arnaud is also a passionate baker and has recently completed a certificate course in artisan bread making. On top of that, he’s launching a new business solar roasting nuts in France.

With Arnaud we were able to engineer the SOL5 from a real baker’s perspective and be able to understand the feedback and data from our bakers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. One of the key things we realized is that the knowledge needed to run a bakery successfully sometimes is missing, and to solve this we’ve developed a training course specifically to empower new entrepreneurs.

Just recently we completed the first training courses to equip and train new entrepreneurs. We are proud to report that the entrepreneurs we trained are still running sustainable solar bakeries and making profits with solar energy. We are excited because this finally is economic growth that reduces CO2 emissions instead of increasing it.

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For your business or your backyard, Lytefire 5 is availabe in 3 different flavours.

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 Africa, contact us because we can deliver now.

 

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