Harnessing the sun's power to provide a portable and an affordable source for daily energy needs
The SolSource is an affordable and high-performing solar concentrator designed for the 2.5 billion people globally who rely on harmful solid fuels for their daily energy needs. One Earth Designs (OED) is a social enterprise created to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in rural Himalayan communities. The SolSource is the first product in a series of appropriate technologies, co-designed by OED and its partner communities, whose commercialisation is intended to support the activities of the organisation at large.
One Earth Designs, Inc. will produce and distribute SolSource to local communities and international markets. Other partners have provided grants, laboratory space, consultation, and access to critical networks.
Technical Partners: MIT, Harvard University, Tsinghua University, Wellesley College, iCast, Qinghai Normal University, Goodwin Proctor, Deloitte.
Financial Partners: US Environmental Protection Agency, the ONE Foundation, The Climate Group, ConocoPhillips, Clinton Global Initiative, and others.