Unreasonable Impact | The Startup That Can Deliver Us from the Age of Fossil Electricity

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Unreasonable Impact | The Startup That Can Deliver Us from the Age of Fossil Electricity

by Aubrey Sanders

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:25am

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Blog

The World Health Organization attributes more than 4 million deaths each year to exposure to household stove smoke, especially in developing countries with high poverty rates. One Earth Designs developed the SolSource Solar Cooker, which offers an easy-to-use, off-grid cooking solution using only the power of the sun. CEO and Co-Founder Catlin Powers speaks about the power of coal and kerosene alternatives to reduce health risks, lessen harm done to the environment, and empower women.

What experiences inspired you to start this company?

During a research trip to the Himalayas to study coal particle deposition on the Himalayan glaciers, I met a Tibetan nomadic family who challenged me to think more deeply about my scientific work. When I told them that I was researching outdoor air pollution, they showed me the pollution from their stove and asked me why I wasn’t studying that instead.

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Keywords: Energy | Affordable and Clean Energy | Alternative Energy | Carbon Offsets | Energy Efficiency | Environment | Renewable Energy | SolSource Solar Cooker | Solar | Sustainable Development Goals | Utilities

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Blog