Media Kit and Press Releases in Uganda with Plan International, Sept 2018

Cooperation with SmartUp Factory, September 2018, in Tororo, Uganda.

→ More info and pictures on the Uganda project page and blog.

Two of the newly trained entrepreneurs proudly show their first solar baked bread.
Eager students at the first Solar Bakery training at SmartUp Factory Tororo: 7 young women and 5 young men participated and will form the staff of a cooperative solar powered business.
GoSol's instructor Lorin Symington delivers a class on solar thermal entrepreneurship.
Theory and practice: Experiencing the power of the sun with a magnifying glass.
Hands on: The students assembled and disassembled the SOL5 multiple times to get familiar with the process of installing, moving, and maintaining the SOL5 Oven.
Preparing the dough: Students learned how to make bread, pastries and other baked goods.
To launch the incubated business, a showcase day invited the public.
Entrepreneur Obwana is proud of his packaging job, and of the delicious solar cookies inside.
Tasty, golden brown muffins, ready for sale. These muffins were baked without burning charcoal or consuming electricity, increasing profit margins for our new entrepreneurs. .
Solar Entrepreneurs Irene and Grace showing off their freshly baked queen cakes.
Skills and cash: During the course the students make the first sales, aiming to give them the starting capital to continue the busiess when the training is completed. in Tanzania with Wärtsilä, June 2017

→ More info and pictures on the Tanzania project page and blog.

The Wärtsilä-sponsored SOL5 Oven installed at the Alpha women entrepreneur group in Tanzania.
Proud Entrepreneur Monica Matcha from Alpha group showing the solar bread in front of the SOL5 Oven.
Butiama Environmental Expo: The SOL5 Oven gets showcased the first time in Tanzania.
The Tujijenge Group, happy and excited about their SOL5 solar concentrator.
Preparing our showcase at Butiama Expo with our local partner Global Resource Alliance - Tanzania.
At the expo, Vice-President of Tanzania, Ms Suluhu experiences first-hand the powerful SOL5. in Kenya with Wärtsilä, April 2017

→ More info on the Kenya project page and blog.

Mr Oywer from Wärstilä Kenya speaking at GoSol demonstration in Kisumu, Kenya on April 7th, 2017.
The new SOL5 Bakery Oven for the Koptige community, installed in 2017.
The Misire community is receiving their SOL5 Oven, 2017.
Solar Banana buns baked by the Misire community, 2017.
Lorin Symington presenting on the outcomes of GoSols pilot projects in Kenya.
Lorin Symington and Heikki Lindfors in front of the newly inaugurated SOL5 Solar Oven made possible through founding sponsor Wärtsilä.
Local artisan fabricating parts for the construction. builder Lorin Symington is instructing local helpers in Kenya. in Kenya with World Vision, May 2016

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Solar muffins in Kenya.
So much power only with mirrors and... sunlight!
Yier Ngima Women's cooperative roasting peanuts in Kenya.
Baker at Koptigei Cooperative pulling out freshly baked bread (Kenya).
Pouring peanuts into the solar roaster in Kenya.
Solar concentrators being built by local artisans in Kenya. Mirrors Solar Concentrator

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