We grow to empower people and decarbonize economies.

We are on a mission solve energy poverty in the Global South with Lytefire solar tech and empower people with trainings to create sustainable jobs.

The Lytefire solar thermal technology is meant to empower entrepreneurs, create sustainable jobs, support local stability and create more circular and functional service economy while contributing to minimizing the damage of climate change. Our projects are happening mainly in the Global South but since 2021, there is demand in EU and the Lytefire Deluxe is commercialized there to serve entrepreneurs with EU standards.

Lytefire is a brand of Solar Fire Concentration Oy (SFCO), a Finnish social and impact based company. We grow through an ecosystem of partnerships to empower people (users and partners) locally with Lytefire. Our humanitarian projects are run under the GoSol.org banner.

The Lytefire Tech as you see it today is the result of years of development by passionate people on the ground and engineers. The technology has been based on the pioneering solar innovations of Mr Fraser Symington (1920-2014) and abundantly implemented in the field by his grand-son, Lorin.

A tech without a vision isn’t much and the inspirational model of direct solar economy has been ideated by Eerik Wissenz.

Solar Fire Concentration as a social impact company has been founded in Finland by Eva & Eerik Wissenz, quickly joined by Urs Riggenbach, Will Cleaver, Lorin Symington and Arnaud Cretot.

 

Solar Fire Team and Board

Urs Riggenbach

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board Director
& Co-Founder

Represents the company. In charge of growth, licenses and investment. Follows operations and engages as needed.

Eva Wissenz

Managing Director (MD), Deputy CEO, Chairperson of the board & Founder
Happily in charge of general management, partnerships, communications, education, sales, marketing, investment, IP, HR, strategy, license.

Lorin Symington

Master Trainer, Board Director
& Co-Founder

Training of Trainers (mission based)

Will Cleaver

Board Director & Co-Founder
Design Officer (mission based)

Susanne Müller

Board Director & Investor
Founder and CEO of MII GmbH, Germany

Elise Hauters

Board Advisor
Co-Manager at CPM Industries, France

Arnaud Crétot

Lead Innovation
& Co-Founder

Innovation for the EU and software development. Runs NeoLoco bakery, 1st solar bakery in EU using Lytefire.

Muriel Fuhrer

Lead Information Officer
Managing IT, websites
& communication with CEO and MD

Samuel Rodrigues

Projects Management
& Trainer in Africa

Implementing projects with NGOs
in East and West Africa

Joan Arwa Ogwang

Country Representative in Kenya
Contributing to projects with local helpers. Finding leads and promoting Lytefire. 1st Solar Bakery in Kenya using Lytefire.

Martin Pouabidjie

Country Representative in Burkina Faso
Contributing to projects with local helpers. Finding leads and promoting Lytefire.

Jared Omondi

Technician in Kenya
Working with us since 2016. Runs workshop in Kenya.

Hanna Williams

Trainer
(mission based)

Callum McRobbie

Trainer
(mission based)

Lucas Prieur

Trainer
(mission based)

Allen Wilson Odongo

Baking Trainer
In Uganda (mission based)

Hashimu Sinahela

Baking Trainer
In Tanzania (mission based)

Pitamber Véret Chang

Communications Assistant
Works on communication and digital material creation (part-time)

Augustin Tagnabou

Assistant
In Burkina Faso (part-time)

Augustine Olowo

Assistant
In Uganda (part-time)

Timothée Boisseau

Innovation assistant
Works on software development with CTO (part-time)

 

 

 

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