Community Inspired Innovation
of the sun
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One Earth Designs formed from a common passion to bring social and environmental innovations to people around the world. Our first product, SolSource, is a high- performance parabolic solar concentrator that harnesses the energy of the sun for outdoor cooking. Inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in China, it is the first of a growing range of products in One Earth Designs’ mission to bring innovative and clean energy solutions to people around the world. Developed in collaboration with Himalayan families, five years and thirteen prototype generations later, SolSource is providing hundreds of rural families with cleaner air in their homes, reducing their fuel gathering time and energy costs.
Introducing SolSource and other innovations to communities worldwide, One Earth Designs hopes to tackle the global problem of reliance on polluting solid fuels, which in turn can have a significant positive impact on the health of both their users and the environment.
Our work has been recognized by the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, St. Andrews Prize for the Environment, MIT $100K Competition, Clinton Global Initiative, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission, and Yunus Innovation Challenge.