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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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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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CEO impact events : SDG’s workshop in Helsinki and Skoll forum

Posted vendredi 15 mars 2019, by Eva Wissenz

Yesterday I have attended a nice workshop about SDG’s organised by Finnpartnership and Beam. It’s really great that impact is spreading in Finland (...)

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"I’m enjoying being in business and I believe I’ll prosper"

Posted Monday 4 March 2019, by Lorin Symington

Meet Janet from SmartUp Factory Gulu Hub in Uganda. Janet was one of the most energetic participants of our solar entrepreneurship education (...)

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Our Experience with +Impact by Danske Bank

Posted Monday 18 February 2019, by Eva Wissenz

Since a few months we are part of the +impact platform created by Danske Bank and we wanted to share our experience with that. Many tools and (...)

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Announcing GoSol - UC Berkeley MDP Collaboration

Posted Friday 15 February 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

We are happy to announce the start of a collaboration with the MDP program at UC Berkeley, California. UC Berkeley’s Master of Development (...)

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GoSol Solar Training Highlights

Posted Tuesday 12 February 2019, by Lorin Symington

We’re happy to share with you this video which shows some great moments from the Solar Entrepreneurship Training we conducted in Uganda with Plan (...)

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GoSol Evening Reception at Autodesk Gallery
San Francisco, February 25th 2019

Posted Wednesday 6 February 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

GoSol & Autodesk Foundation invite you to join us for refreshments and learn about GoSol’s solar concentrators developed to empower millions (...)

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Starting in the Philippines with Carbon Cycle

Posted mercredi 6 février 2019, by Eva Wissenz

All the team is very happy to announce our new project in the Philippines with CarbonCycle, a recycling company and a renewable energy startup (...)

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WatsUp Africa

"Mirror Technology Oven: Oven uses sun’s rays"
31. January 2019

http://watsupafrica.com/news/mirror-technology-oven-oven-uses-suns (...)

K24TV

"Mirror Technology Oven: Oven uses sun’s rays"
31. January 2019

http://watsupafrica.com/news/mirror-technology-oven-oven-uses-suns (...)

Forest Trends

"Forest Trends and GoSol.solar Announce New Partnership Connecting Indigenous Communities with Solar Technologies"
6. November 2018

https://www.forest-trends.org/pressroom/forest-trends-and-gosol-so (...)

The Inspiring Image of the Day !

Posted samedi 26 janvier 2019, by Eva Wissenz

We are happy to share this image sent by World Vision Kenya. These are solar baked buns produced and sold by our friends at Yier Ngima in Siaya, (...)

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Indigenous Suruí using the SOL5 & Dehydrator in the Amazon

Posted Saturday 19 January 2019, by Will Cleaver

The first phase of our project in Brazil with Forest Trends to empower indigenous Suruí peoples with solar thermal energy shows a great success. (...)

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