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Helsingin Sanomat

News coverage in Finland’s lagest newspaper, Finnish.
14. July 2020

https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000006570265.html

The “Amazon Strategy” – How to Build Resilient Supply Chains and Food Systems post-Pandemic

"Together with the solar power enterprise GoSol and the Surui Indigenous community, we’re piloting solar installations for drying and roasting forest fruits and nuts. A process that would otherwise take up to a week or be outsourced from the (...)
24. April 2020

https://www.forest-trends.org/blog/the-amazon-strategy/

Followup visit in the Philippines: 8 months later

Posted Monday 27 April 2020, by Eva Wissenz

We recently revisited our partners USTP (The University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines) and CarbonCycle in Cagayan de Oro, (...)

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We’re coming to your doorstep !

Posted lundi 30 mars 2020, by Eva Wissenz

Last Christmas, as an act of faith in people’s empowerment and in our solution to play a significant role in climate change crisis resolution, we (...)

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Building in Burkina Faso with Remar

Posted Thursday 27 February 2020, by Lorin Symington

We launched a new project with Remar International in Burkina Faso to empower women entrepreneurs. As always we fabricated the solar units (...)

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Paris Normandie

"Près de Rouen, il torréfie des graines à l’aide du soleil"
6. February 2020

https://www.paris-normandie.fr/loisirs/sortir-a-rouen/pres-de-roue (...)

Happy New Year 2020 !

Posted vendredi 17 janvier 2020, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Clients, Partners, Followers and Supporters, We wish to see more peace and more justice everywhere. We wish that change makers do (...)

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Our Gift to the World:
The Lytefire Construction Guide Available Now!

Posted Tuesday 24 December 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Today we release the Lytefire 4 Construction Guide to help solve the climate change crisis. It is immediately available for free on the (...)

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Ouest France

"En Normandie, le soleil suffit à cuire et torréfier les graines"
16. December 2019

https://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/rouen-76000/en-normandie-le- (...)

L’Age de Faire

"Tournesol, lin, chanvre, noisette ou châtaigne… Grâce à son torréfacteur solaire, une coopérative soutient les filières locales et propose des alternatives aux produits importés de l’autre bout du (...)
28. November 2019

https://lagedefaire-lejournal.fr/torrefier-au-soleil-de-normandie/ (...)

Tendance Quest

"Montville. Un torréfacteur solaire : une première mondiale"
28. November 2019

https://www.tendanceouest.com/actualite-339417-montville-un-torref (...)

Best Validation Ever in Kenya

Posted Tuesday 12 November 2019, by Eva Wissenz, Jared Omondi

For a company, especially an impact company like ours, the best validation comes from the field. Last week, our representative in Kenya, Mr Jared (...)

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GoSol showing off in Switzerland

Posted mardi 5 novembre 2019, by Eva Wissenz, Judith Bernet

This autumn is so exciting that we didn’t get any chance to blog and share a bit more with you guys !! Some of our GoSol-team came together in (...)

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GoSol Event on 14th of November at ResponsAbility, Zurich

Posted Sunday 3 November 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Swiss Impact Investing Network (SIIN) and GoSol are welcoming you to join us for an impact talk on the topic of How to Build a Business Model for (...)

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Le Parisien

GoSol is featured in national French newspaper. "En Seine-Maritime, des graines torréfiées par le soleil normand"
24. October 2019

http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/en-seine-maritime-des-graines-tor (...)

Paris Normandie

The solar concentrator operated by our CTO in France is featured in French newspaper. "À Montville, près de Rouen, Arnaud Cretot lance sa première torréfaction avec un four solaire"
23. October 2019

https://www.paris-normandie.fr/actualites/societe/a-montville-pres (...)

Autodesk Foundation

We’re featured by Autodesk again. "Five Years of Impact: Using Design to Make a Better World"
23. October 2019

https://adsknews.autodesk.com/stories/autodesk-foundation-five-yea (...)

GoSol on display in Switzerland!

Posted Sunday 22 September 2019, by Judith Bernet

GoSol on display in Switzerland! Solothurn is not known for being the most sunny place in Switzerland – but (...)

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Strike if you wish but more than this: take action.

Posted Friday 20 September 2019, by Eva Wissenz

It is now 7 years since we created Solar Fire and GoSol. As friends, we are more than happy. Our team is still united no matter what. We (...)

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Forest Trends

Together with partners including Original Beans, GoSol.solar, and Canopy Bridge, Forest Trends has seen similar success supporting value chains for honey, babassu (an alternative to coconut oil), açai berries, and wild (...)
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https://www.forest-trends.org/pressroom/we-end-forest-loss-in-the- (...)

Several GoSol Events are happening in Switzerland this September

Posted Wednesday 4 September 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Read in German We are excited to extend our invites for two events that will happen in Switzerland this September. Since a few days (...)

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Solar Entrepreneurship: GoSol’s SOL5s maximise profits
for cashew nuts producers

Posted Tuesday 20 August 2019, by Lorin Symington

The Best Agri Products Processing Cooperative (Bappco) is a busy hive of activity. Six days a week the men and (mostly) women of Bappco are hard (...)

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This was TBLI Conference Zurich 2019

Posted Saturday 20 July 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

Last month I attended the TBLI Conference in Zurich. The conference brought together impact investors and companies with a commitment for real (...)

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Forest Trends about GoSol in the Amazon

Posted mercredi 26 juin 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

We started our cooperation with Forest Trends last year in the Amazon with the Surui. Today, the US based NGO reported that "The pilot (...)

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Solar charcoal, cashew nuts process and new evolutions

Posted Monday 20 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

Prototyping: beautiful (sometimes frustrating) and creative (sometimes repetitive trial and error iteration) prototyping! Building innovative new (...)

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Partner spotlight: CarbonCycle Processing Inc.

Posted Wednesday 8 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

Writing to you from the Philippines, we’re entering the most exciting phase of this collaboration. The construction of 4 Sol5 units is complete, (...)

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Impact Finland next week

Posted mardi 30 avril 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m very excited and happy to represent my team at the InnoFrugal 2019 pitching contest on May 7th and to be invited as a speaker at Waves (...)

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Sometimes it only takes a poem, a garden and a few heroes.
A note from Oxford, Skoll World Forum.

Posted Monday 29 April 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m here, in the garden of Rhodes House, in Oxford. After three days only, I’m already adapted to this old town where so many amazing people have (...)

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Announcing GoSol - USTP University Collaboration

Posted samedi 27 avril 2019, by Eva Wissenz

We are happy to announce the start of a collaboration with the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines. Carbon Cycle ltd is (...)

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GoSol’s Guest Lecture at University of California, Berkeley

Posted Saturday 27 April 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

UC Berkeley campus, California. © Wikimedia In February 2019 we kicked-off a collaboration with UC Berkeley’s MDP department, (...)

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Grand Challenges of Sustainability

Posted Thursday 18 April 2019, by Eva Wissenz

I’m honoured and happy to be invited by the Lappeenranta University of Technology to be part of the panel discussion on Grand Challenges of (...)

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Why GoSol

Posted Friday 12 April 2019, by Eerik Wissenz

This is a key reading to understand our work and our vision. This text is a short version of a much longer text that unpacks all the arguments (...)

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"You have the energy right over your head, so you have to utilize it"

Posted Friday 5 April 2019, by Lorin Symington

This is an interview with Derrick, one of the youth mentors at the Gulu SmartUp Factory, Uganda. In the video, he discusses why entrepreneurs (...)

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USTP’s Innovation Summit 2019 in the Philippines

Posted Tuesday 2 April 2019, by Lorin Symington

Last week I was honoured to be invited as a speaker to the 2nd Innovation Summit 2019 hosted by The University of Science and Technology of the (...)

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"I want to be one of the youths who are job creators"

Posted Thursday 21 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

Meet Angella, one of the young women at SmartUp Factory Tororo who participated in our solar entrepreneurship education training. Angella was one (...)

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GoSol.solar starting in the Philippines

Posted Tuesday 19 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

I’m extremely excited to be travelling to the Philippines to work with our new client and partner, CarbonCycle. I’ve never been anywhere in Asia (...)

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