Solar- powered ovens-stoves in community
Describe the problem that you want to address. How does this problem effect people in their daily lives?

The idea is to provide the opportunity of an exchange of services through the use of solar- powered ovens-stoves.

Initially, those interested will make a donation of a small amount of money which will go towards buying a number of solar- powered ovens-stoves. These solar- powered ovens-stoves will be placed in a central place where anyone in the community can have easy access. A rotation schedule is proposed as an efficient way of organizing access to the solar- powered ovens-stoves for cooking for all the other members. For example they can be used to bake bread, cookies or cook any other kind of food and also for boiling water in order to kill bacteria and other microorganisms. The solar- powered oven-stove   is much more efficient than electricity-powered stoves that are commonly used in homes so the usual cooking time will not be extended. Tracking of the sun to power the solar ovens-stoves can be manual or automatic.

Importantly, the cost for cooking using the proposed method will be reduced to zero, as well as the pollution associated with generating electricity to power electric stoves. Implementation of this proposal has the capability of providing the opportunity to 2 billion people worldwide who are using wood for their cooking needs to live an easier life. It will also give the opportunity to the forests in Haiti and all over the world to thrive. Additionally, the huge environmental advantages to using solar- powered ovens-stoves will allow our children to breathe oxygen instead of smoke.

A series of efficiency revisions on the original prototype have perfected the design, so that the proposed solar oven is ready for mass manufacturing. One possibility that could reduce the cost is delivering the solar oven as a kit for assembly on site.

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to briefly share with you the endless possibilities that can be made reality for so many people worldwide.


Warm regards,


Savvas Hadjixenophontos