With the logistic support of a small local NGO in Port-au-Prince, the goal was to train a local artisan to build the technology and then start a bakery business.
Local bakeries are rare in Haïti because of lack of wood due to extreme deforestation. In 10 days we trained locals and built the solar bakery at NGO Haiti Communitere. The Solar Bakery project aimed to demonstrate and establish these entrepreneurial activities in Haiti.
The bakery project was based on the Sol4 model (4 square meters of mirror) and could feed 30 people during lunch time and produce 15 kg of cake during the rest of the day.
Augmenting the Sol4 to 8 square meters doubles the production.
GoSol.org combines cheap renewable energy access with value added production such as baking, cooking and food processing.