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SolarBora solar powered personal microgrid for cooking

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Coordinator Solar Bora AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration November 2017 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups

Purpose and goal

The objective of the project was to develop a turnkey system for solar power. Turnkey means that the system can be installed by the end customer without any special tools or technical knowledge. The system is designed for Africa and designed to be attractive for telecom operators to distribute it to the end customer. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 600 million people use wood and charcoal for their daily cooking. With a SolarBora System, food can be cooked on induction stoves powered by solar power.

Expected results and effects

600 million people in Africa today use wood and charcoal for their cooking. Solar Bora will enable switching to cooking on an induction cooker powered by solar power. The system will also enable small business because it has real power in three standard 230V power outlets that can be used to operate refrigerators, computers and power tools. This will ultimately lead to economic growth and improved living conditions. During the project, field tests were conducted with the authorities in Mali and there is a continued interest to cooperate with Solar Bora to get more systems in operation.

Planned approach and implementation

The work was divided into six equal sized work packages that all aim at solving technical challenges and testing a number of technical smartnesses to finally conduct a larger verification test and customer demonstrations together with a partner in Mali. Several of the work packages required extra resources to reach the goal of implementing field tests. The owners of Solar Bora therefore decided to add extra capital to the project in order to be able to complete the work so that field tests could be carried out.

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Last updated 20 December 2018

Reference number 2017-04524

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