The hills are alive with the sound of souvla, powered by charcoal and car batteries or elbow grease. This is Cyprus, August 15, every year and on all special occasions.
Meanwhile, women are carrying wood everywhere in Sub-Saharan Africa.Three billion people all over the world gather and burn wood to cook their meals. As population increases, forests are fast depleting and carbon emissions rise.
And the sun shines on.
Enter Savvas Hadjixenophontos, founder of Fornelia Ltd.
He built his first solar oven in 1983, after returning to Cyprus from his studies in Electronic Engineering in Grenoble, France. In 2006, the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” sparked his desire to mass produce solar ovens.
The Fornelia Mini model has advantages over conventional ovens. It is efficient, high-performing, 100% green, portable, safe and affordable. In conventional ovens, Savvas explains, most energy is lost.