1350 – Improved cookstoves + solar lamps (MEC) Countrywide, India
Microenergy credits for sustainable energy products
With this project, efficient cookstoves and solar lamps are replacing wood fires and kerosene lamps in India. This not only saves CO2 emissions, but also reduces health risks, especially for women and children who spend a lot of time at home.
Many local people do not have access to clean energy. They must resort to products that seriously impact health and the environment: cooking is done over open fires, which produces harmful smoke indoors. Light is often provided by kerosene lamps, which increase the risk of fires and injuries. The lamps require kerosene as a fuel, and the open fires a high use of wood, resulting in CO2 emissions.
By awarding Microenergy Credits (MECs) to small businesses, families and households can afford improved cookstoves and solar lamps.