Many households that purchase clean burning wood stoves still lack electricity to power lights in the evenings, listen to the radio and charge cell phones.
We realized that the greatest concentration of energy in a rural home is the waste heat produced by a wood stove (approximately 2000 watts) Using simple thermo-electric chips we can harness a small amount of the waste heat and convert it into electricity. Thermo-electric technology compliments solar power. Even on rainy days people cook, the stove in a typical rural household burns fuel for 3.5 – 4 hours per day. Enough to run a bright light.