Sun Buckets addresses the global cooking crisis. We provide a portable stored solar thermal energy source with temperatures similar to fire without the fuel, the fire, or the emissions. Over 700 million households in energy impoverished areas spend 25% of their income to cook and in many cases using wood, charcoal, and animal dung. The emissions from these fires result in an estimated 4 million premature deaths a year and account for around 20% of global climate forcing.
Sun Buckets collect, store, and recover solar thermal energy in a portable format and at temperatures that compete with fire cooking. Sun Buckets are respectful of cooking traditions and cultures, allowing users to cook with their own pots and pans and using traditional methods of frying, baking, boiling, and other cooking approaches.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||3,000,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Kenya|