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Users of our solar concentrators are rural businesses that currently rely on charcoal, firewood and unstable electric grids (for now, other uses are also possible).

Our machines can power bakeries, nut & bean roasteries, and fruit and fish drying businesses.

By using our technology daily, entrepreneurs save money and use charcoal or electricity only during rainy days. They breath cleaner air, have lower costs and are empowered with energy independence.

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Wärtsilä is committed to support African societies and businesses and is backing the piloting and scale-up of this local solar technology through education in Africa and beyond.

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Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is a leading global supplier of ultra-flexible power plants of up to 600 MW operating on various gaseous and liquid fuels. Their portfolio includes unique solutions for baseload, peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent renewable energy. Wärtsilä Energy Solutions also provides utility-scale solar PV power plants, as well as LNG terminals and distribution systems. As of 2016, Wärtsilä has 60 GW of installed power plant capacity in 176 countries around the world.

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SOL5 Oven at UNHCR’s Offices at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Posted Tuesday 28 March 2017 by Urs Riggenbach.

This is the first time we demonstrated a SOL5 inside a refugee camp, marking an important milestone on our path to make solar energy more accessible.

Last week, Lorin and Heikki of GoSol.org demonstrated the SOL5 Solar Oven in the Kakuma refugee camp at the the United Nations High Commission for Refugee’s offices.

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Building the Direct Solar Economy

Achievement in Kenya: World Vision’s Video

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SOL5 Oven at UNHCR’s Offices at Kakuma Refugee Camp

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SOL5 Oven at UNHCR’s Offices at Kakuma Refugee Camp

First demo of solar oven for refugees

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Video Blog: Welcome to Pier 9!

Solar Oven Landing in Refugee Camp

First days at Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco

Impact Residency Program Starting at Autodek Pier 9

Solar Fire at AutoDesk University

Update from Kenya: The SOL5 generates income
and supports the entrepreneurs

Predicting the Next Billion Solar Concentrators

Autodesk Foundation supports GoSol / Solar Fire

SolBook: Preparing the Next Generation
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Achievement in Kenya: World Vision’s Video

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Building the Direct Solar Economy

Meeting the Kopitge Bakers in Kenya
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Building Sol5 Solar Concentrators in Kenya

Les Vagabonds de l’énergie reprennent la route !

GoSol - What We Do and Why

Two Inspiring Events Upcoming in Helsinki

Meeting a Courageous Kenyan Women’s Community

GoSol on the road to Kenya

Starting in Kenya with World Vision

Sol4 Save Trees

First Replication of Sol4 Model in Palestine

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Drying Fruits With Solar?

Happy New Year!

Sol4 Demo to Entrepreneurs & Students

Post COP21 Ecology Strategy Review

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Backyard Baking in Joburg

Aaron Langa from Forum4Change

Deloitte Foundation becomes a GoSol.org sponsor

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GoSol.org and SunFire Solutions on CCTV’s "Africa LIVE"

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Baking in Johannesburg

Inspiring Innovation in Pretoria

GoSol.org in the Johannesburg Workshop

Solar and the Meaning of Life

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Rexel Foundation becomes a GoSol.org Sponsor

Solar Breakfast at Surface in Hamilton, Canada

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Boris Awume, Entrepreneur from Togo

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Solar Energy for Palestine

First Sizzle with the Sol4 in Switzerland

Hybrid Power Generation at Air University, Islamabad

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Baking Cake in Haiti

Rexel Foundation (Paris) is supporting us

SOS Energie, Burkina Faso

GrowNYC Goes Solar

Jeunes Verts Togo

Meeting Patricia Mc Ardle, the Solar Lady

SunFire South Africa Supports the #FreeTheSun Campaign

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Finnish Cleantech Delegation to San Francisco and L.A.

Baking Experiments in Haiti

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Interview with Alan Bigelow, PhD, Columbia University

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Arnaud Crétot Joins Us from France

GoSol.org at Staten Island MakerSpace, NYC

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First Clips from the Solar Bakery in Haiti

Meet Mackenson, the first GoSol.org Technician in Haiti

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Solar Pizzas in Haiti

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SOL5 Oven at UNHCR’s Offices at Kakuma Refugee Camp

This is the first time we demonstrated a SOL5 inside a refugee camp, marking an important milestone on our path to make solar energy more (...)
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First demo of solar oven for refugees

Lorin Symington updates on experience in and around Kakuma refugee camp in Turkana region of Kenya. The Oven is complete and a local Turkana (...)
More.

Video Blog: Introducing the Electronics Lab at Autodesk Pier 9

Apart from CNC machines, 3D printers and laser cutters we’ll be working in the electronics lab at Pier 9, which has everything needed to rapidly (...)
More.

Video Blog: Welcome to Pier 9!

The first month at Pier 9 have gone by in a breeze. Here are some impressions from the amazing workshops at the Pier. Everything from laser (...)
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Solar Oven Landing in Refugee Camp

Our team is honoured and excited to be installing our Sol5 baking system at Kakuma in Northern Kenya in the Turkana region. Trees are slow to (...)
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First days at Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco

It has just been a few days that Will Cleaver and Urs Riggenbach have touched down in San Francisco and started their Impact Residency at (...)
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Impact Residency Program Starting at Autodek Pier 9

Two of our team members just reached San Francisco, where they’ll be working at the Autodesk Pier 9 facility as part of the Impact Residency (...)
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Update from Kenya: The SOL5 generates income
and supports the entrepreneurs

It is one thing to build and install the SOL5 solar concentrator, but it’s another one to use it. Knowing this, we did our best to train the two (...)
More.

Achievement in Kenya: World Vision’s Video

In this beautiful video you are invited to understand fully what we have achieved in Kenya with the cooperation of Weconomy and World Vision (...)
More.

Solar Cooking Chef in New York!

More than a year after we gave a Sol4 to the Teaching Garden of GrowNYC, on Governor Island, it still works well and is being used regularly! (...)
More.

Building the Direct Solar Economy

Discover what has been accomplished in Kenya in partnership with Weconomy, Suomen World Vision and World Vision Kenya. It’s so powerful to see (...)
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Meeting the Kopitge Bakers in Kenya
and First Solar Bread Testing

We are proud to be able to help the Koptige Bakers by providing them with the knowledge to build and maintain a solar powered bakery that they (...)
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Building Sol5 Solar Concentrators in Kenya

Our best solar oven and roaster builder Lorin Symington has been in Kenya for a few weeks making our Sol5 solar concentrator to roast peanuts and (...)
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Two Inspiring Events Upcoming in Helsinki

"Are you “Value Conscious” and “Values Conscious”? Do you want to learn how to do more with less? Do you want to know how to innovate under resource (...)
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Meeting a Courageous Kenyan Women’s Community

Our whole team is thrilled to be watching Lorin’s first footage from Kenya because these women are the reason we all joined this amazing solar (...)
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GoSol on the road to Kenya

In this vblog, Lorin Symington is sharing his concerns, determinations and... tiredness before leaving to Kenya for our project in cooperation (...)
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