N.A. Energy Solutions Limited (NASL)

Educating and distributing cookstoves to poor urban and rural households
2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Finalist Clean Energy Accra, Ghana

NASL distributes clean cookstoves to households in slums and inner cities through a model based on education and delivery. Through education and community activities, the venture uses its sales agents to engage women groups, households, schools and other business enterprises in the communities.

Users have options for upfront and credit-based payments through mobile money platforms. To address knowledge and access gaps, NASL engages sales agents, and organises cooking competitions to share information and stimulate demand.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

NASL's cookstoves reduce cooking time by up to 45 mins per day and help households save up to $47,000. They also help reduce carbon emissions and deforestation by minimising the use of charcoal.
  • Improving cooking conditions at home and reducing the cost of cooking by up to $47,000 for all households.
  • Reducing cooking time of up to 45mins per day.
  • Enhancing the knowledge of and value attributed to clean cookstoves among users.
  • Reducing charcoal consumption by 50% and reducing carbon emissions up to 90,000 by the 5th year of operations.
  • Reducing wood use by up to 1.3mil kgs by minimizing consumption of charcoal.
  • Saving more than 1,100 trees from charcoal production.
  • Creating employment for unemployed youth within slums and inner cities in Accra.
  • Training youth in sales/marketing process, providing them with employable skills.


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Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Cerath Development Organisation is a non-governmental organisation that supports in fundraising and joint field activities.

Cerath Capital supports NASL in fundraising and business development activities.

Agriculture and Climate Empowerment Centre supports NASL in exploring and enhancing climate resilience and reducing carbon emissions through its products.

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