The Center for Sustainable Energy Technology and the community of Bokay’s Town (Grand Bassa County, Liberia) invited us to learn about some new technologies they are incorporating. CSET is a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental development organization involved in energy and development research, and related policy interventions for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Liberia.
These solar flashlight kits from Green Energies LLC cost about $25USD each and can be assembled locally, recycling used plastic bottles. No more batteries needed, and they’re very sturdy. The Taa Bora Lighting Kit
2) SMOKE-FREE COOKING
Many women in Liberia cook using coal, which causes local deforestation and generates smoke inside the home which endangers their health. These new stoves are welded and made locally by a member of the community, retain their heat longer and do not generate indoor smoke. This woman is a happy customer.