SunFire fights energy poverty in Africa with parabolic solar kits
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Solar-powered cooking and lighting kits are tackling energy poverty on the "Continent of Light." At least 12 million people in South Africa alone rely on either firewood or paraffin to meet their energy needs, according to the founder of Johannesburg's SunFire Solutions, resulting in a suite of economic and social disadvantages. Crosby Menzies says that while fire is credited as humanity's greatest "invention," solar cookers are the "only clean, free and abundant source of cooking fuel on earth that...