Rosa Solar Stoves project
Submitted by Clement Musonda
The solar stove is not a new method of cooking. The first solar cooker was innovated by Horace de Saussure, a naturalist from Switzerland in 1767.
In Zambia, the Rosa solar stove started in 2010 with innovations of the solar box cooker and in 2014 they innovated a parabolic type, and have since used both types.
In 2011 and 2012, Rosa presented their solar box cooker for natural medicine usage at Kafakumba Training Center, Ndola, Zambia.
In 2017, Rosa innovated their Heliac solar stove which is very efficient and can cook every local food. Rosa Solar Stoves received registration documents by the Patents and Companies Registration Agency of Zambia, PACRA.
In Zambia, many people use charcoal for cooking in urban areas, and in rural areas they use firewood. Rosa solar stoves is working on solar stoves and green activities to stop deforestation and climate changes issues in Zambia and other places in Africa.
This technology helped users to save many lives from cholera from December 2017 through March 2018 in Kanyama area of Lusaka.
The benefits seen are beyond count but here are some:
- Reduce air pollution and promote health
- Reduce deforestation
- Reduce climate changes
- Improve nutrition and tackle cholera
- Create jobs
- Reduce poverty
- Develop communities
Achievements of presentation and demonstration:
- 2011-2012 : Rosa soar stoves presented solar box cookers at Kafakumba Training Center in Natural Medicine: solar box cooker for cooking, water pasteurization, and dehydration.
- 2016 : Rosa solar stove ran a seminar and hold a training in youth groups – Church of Christ in Harare, Zimbabwe.
- 2017 : Rosa solar stoves shared their Heliac solar stove in public, in Kanyama for boiling water for avoiding Cholera in Lusaka.
- 2018, 26th July: Rosa solar stoves gave a pitch at Bongo Hive for the Southern Africa Innovation Support project, SAIS.
- 2018, 7th August : Rosa solar stove made a presentation and demonstration at Government Complex
How to get involved:
Rosa Solar Stoves invites students from around the world to join their work. Clement Musonda contacted EnergyTeachers.org to look for partners in education. Rosa Solar Stoves has presented the solar cooking project to the students at Munali Girls Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia, in partnership with Seattle Academy of Science & Arts in Seattle, USA.
credit:Rosa Solar Stoves