Location

Argentina

Technologies

Partners involved

Fundación Ecoandina
www.ecoandina.org

Solar Kiosk: for the diffusion of sustainable food in urban areas

This innovative project promoted the use of solar energy to street food vendors for food processing took place in Argentinian cities. The Solar Kiosk, a mobile food cart that works using solar energy for cooking, was developed to improve the street food vendors' daily activities which are highly dependent on gas and coal for cooking. The project aimed to disseminate the solar kiosk technology and to introduce solar energy as an alternative cooking fuel in urban areas, saving vendors energy and money. Furthermore the CO2 emissions within the city could be reduced and the quality of the vendors' food and their own health could be improved.