Designs, manufactures, trades and installs equipment using renewable energy.
Solar Serve offers efﬁcient alternatives to traditional cookstoves. The clean cookstoves use signiﬁcantly less coal or biomass than their traditional counterparts, and the solar cookstoves produce zero emissions. Trained staff members sell the products directly to local communities. The target groups for the products are urban and rural households who use cookstoves on a daily basis. Users beneﬁt from reduced costs and a positive impact on their health.
Solar Serve manages the marketing, manufacture and distribution of the clean cookstoves and solar cookstoves, as well as training salespeople.
The Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP) provides know-how and assistance in business development and network.ing. It provided seed funding of USD 20,000.
Thien Phuc Nguyen helps broaden Solar Serve’s distribution network by promoting and distributing the products through its own distribution channels.
The 2013 SEED Low Carbon Awards are supported by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).