Our mission is to use clean energy and smartphone technology to lift people out of poverty and connect them to the world.

African Clean Energy (ACE) is the producer of the ACE 1 solar biomass energy system: an advanced cookstove which reduces smoke emissions to negligible levels. The ACE 1 is among the cleanest and most high-tech stoves currently available, providing clean cooking with a range of biomass fuels as well as offering solar electricity for mobile phone charging and LED lighting.

  • Today, three billion people worldwide are cooking on open fires or using dirty and dangerous fuels. There are a huge number of negative impacts attributable to these practices: indoor air pollution contributes to 4 million deaths every year*, more than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined, and disproportionately affects women and children.

  • Cooksmoke is responsible for environmental degradation from greenhouse gas emissions as well as deforestation.

  • For people without access to modern energy sources cooking and lighting fuel can take up a large portion of their income, increasing poverty and limiting opportunities for development.

  • ACE is a certified B-Corp, and commits to reinvesting most of its profits into its social mission.


* World Health Organization, 2014