At Pesitho we are committed to developing smart technology for people’s cooking needs powered by solar energy.
Deforestation – the thinning of forests by humans is seen at rapidly growing rates around the world. One major contribution to the issue is the overconsumption of unsustainably harvested wood fuel. Not only does deforestation impact our air quality, but also biodiversity and wild life.
A major issue that the ECOCA is able to address is health concerns associated from cooking with coal, wood, charcoal and kerosene, where particles from the smoke enter the lungs causing illnesses like stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer.
With solar generated energy for powering the ECOCA battery from the end users personal solar panel that is provided during installation, the ECOCA provides clean and affordable energy that requires zero maintenance costs and with a sustainable source of energy allows for greater independence and energy security for the family.
Typically, the task of cooking and therefore the collection of wood fuel, is left to women. This runs many risks like being attacked by animals, exposure to landmines, kidnapping, assault and rape. Sadly women face further threat of domestic violence, if they are unable to prepare a meal. A lack of cooking fuel can therefore create tension among family members and sometimes erupt into physical violence.
The use of fuels like wood, charcoal and kerosene for cooking releases climate pollutants like black carbon and methane having a major impact on climate change. The black soot particles from carbon, estimated to be only 2nd to CO2 in its impact on the climate, falls to the ground absorbing sun rays causing a warming effect that is something not considered even when making safer cook stoves that reply on wood.