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Uganda's New Solar Ovens

Green Lifestyle  (tags: energy, eco-friendly, greenproducts, solar oven, Uganda, Chicago, business competition, prize, homeland, USAID, Western Union, the African Diaspora Marketplace competi, local partners, deforestation, goodnews )

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An immigrant from Uganda, now residing in Chicago has used the first portion of a $100,000 business competition prize hw won in January to begin setting up an operation in his homeland to produce and distribute ovens that cook with the heat of the sun.


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Jacqueline O (4)
Friday September 3, 2010, 1:03 am

Andrew Melendez (6)
Friday September 3, 2010, 10:06 am
awesome concept

Jane H (139)
Friday September 3, 2010, 1:43 pm
This is truly a wonderful idea; as hot as it got this summer I could've cooked some black bean soup!!

Charlene Rush (2)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:05 pm
Now, that's innovation.

If the Republicans have their way, we will lag behind many other countries, in moving toward the future. Big Business comes first, and solar will not contribute to their corporate objectives. If we moderates and liberals cannot convince others of the destruction, ahead, with a GOP windfall, we all deserve what we get.

Marco Silva (9)
Friday September 3, 2010, 2:07 pm
Incredible story, I rejoice.

Amber Beasley (20)
Friday September 3, 2010, 4:33 pm
this is awesome! my mom really wants one! haha

Bonnie B (103)
Friday September 3, 2010, 4:37 pm
Kudos, Mr Mutebi! We need more people like you in the world! People who see business as a way to profit not just themselves, but our communities and the planet.

josie batlles (44)
Friday September 3, 2010, 5:52 pm
Awsome concept and amazing story...thank you very much for sharing x

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday September 3, 2010, 6:08 pm
you can get a solar cook kit for as little as $25 through
$170 seems kind of expensive. maybe once they start producing them in uganda, the price will go down. unless the standard of living is higher than i imagine.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday September 3, 2010, 6:42 pm
Great !!! Noted thanks .

Friday September 3, 2010, 9:09 pm
This is a wonderful idea and I am not quite sure why the whole world hasn't been using them for years! we are just going into our spring, here in Oz and by summer, I hope to have made my own version of a solar oven. I have a friend who is a metal worker, who not doubt can help me convert something! Of course, we are a great nation of the BBQ and so, much of our food is cooked that way, but when there is a fire ban on, we are not allowed to use anything that has a flame.... So... this would be a wonderful alternative, especially as it does not need any fuel!..... Thanks for the post!

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 12:27 am
Great, we need more such inventive people who think not only about themselves but about the future of us all.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 4:50 am
Great. I've been hearing wonderful things are happening in Uganda lately. Aren't these improvements fabulous.

tony lane (3)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 10:44 am
this is a very good thing that he has done for his people,and it shows that he never forgot them but at the same time i am surprised that he is still alive because nearly all the inventors are murdered like the filipino who invented the water powered car was also murdered about three years ago,there have been so many inventors murdered for their power saving inventions that eventualy one day soon oil, gas and electricity will be obsolete.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 7:37 pm
It's too bad they are so expensive, but it will be wonderful to stop needing to cut down trees for firewood, and maybe if families lived close to each other they could cooperatively use it.

Alim M (7)
Sunday September 5, 2010, 8:30 pm
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