ECOTRUST Renewable Energy Programme
ECOTRUST’s renewable energy Programme seeks to make energy efficiency a reality for all communities in Uganda. The organization is currently promoting two renewable energy technologies i.e. The Mayi Sitovu Energy Efficient Cookstove and the Solvatten Water Purifying Device.
Solvatten: Solar Safe Water Purification Systems
Making Energy Efficiency Affordable with Carbon Credits
With support from Myclimate and ZeroMission, ECOTRUST is implementing a project that is making Solvatten – a Solar water purification system affordable for rural and urban poor in Uganda using Carbon credits.
Solvatten is a patented, scientifically proven Swedish invention, using solar energy. Solvatten combines 3 well documented water treatment methods namely filtration, pasteurization with heat and Ultraviolet sterilization to inactivate and kill the microorganisms that cause water borne diseases.
Energy Efficient Cookstoves
Mayi (Mother in Lumasaba) Sitovu is a scheme that has been created by ECOTRUST as a solution to the scarcity of firewood in rural Uganda.
It seeks to make high-quality fuel-efficient wood and charcoal, fixed and portable, institutional, and domestic stoves, affordable to rural households. Mayi Sitovu structures provide a traceable system that allows for successful, cost effective distribution of stoves. The scheme received accreditation to earn carbon credits under CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) in 2016.
The stoves will produce long-term, verifiable carbon emission reductions contributing to rural livelihood improvement. The scheme also reduces pressure on natural resources especially national parks.
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