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Elsevier and ISES announce 2019 winner of the Renewable Transformation Challenge


Solar-powered home cooking system, designed to replace traditional fuel-based systems, wins 2nd Elsevier-ISES Renewable Transformation Challenge.

US-based Team SUNSPOT recognized for award that honors innovation in renewable energy.

Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), are pleased to announce that "Sunspot Solar Electric Cooking" by Team SUNSPOT is the winner of the second Renewable Transformation Challenge.

The Renewable Transformation Challenge, launched in 2017, aims to honor and showcase outstanding work that actively supports the transformation to a world powered by renewable energy, and has the potential to widen access to energy – particularly in developing countries. The Challenge was open to individuals and organizations in both not-for-profit and commercial sectors worldwide.

"Team SUNSPOT is honored to be selected as the winner of this year's Renewable Transformation Challenge," said Douglas Danley, Team Leader and Co-founder of SUNSPOT. "The combination of innovative micro-financing, efficient consumer-grade electric cooking appliances and low-cost photo-voltaic modules have made it possible to introduce the solar-electric cooking system, which can compete with traditional biomass stoves."

Read the full press release here.