Hybrid Solar Oven
Saving wood resources by using solar-power ovens
The “Hybrid Solar Oven” is a large capacity hybrid oven that uses solar and gas-fired power. This saves valuable wood resources and reduces emissions of greenhouse gases. The aim is to create income for the rural population by promoting the benefits of switching from wood to solar power for baking and roasting. The ovens are heated by a 16 m² solar dish and, if supplementary power is required, by a gas burner. This innovation, developed by the clean-tech company ISOMET, enables economically viable production at all times. The oven will be distributed through local women’s cooperatives by means of a franchising network. ISOMET will train the women and be responsible for installing the ovens, providing technical assistance and supplying raw materials to franchisees.
ISOMET a clean-tech company is lead partner and initiator of the project, responsible for management.
Solarfood Network an international NGO, promotes the initiative through its worldwide network, as well as providing financial support.
The SNV Netherlands Development Cooperation provides technical assistance.