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Viktor Johansson - Solo Sun Stove


Viktor Johansson - Solo Sun Stove #1


Describe the idea:

The solar energy that reaches earth exceeds human needs many times over. A vast free resource with the right tools in hand. My project is a cookstove that stores solar energy for use on demand, whether that is inside or after sundown. A flexible solution to create relief for people living in energy poverty and to enable empowerment, aspirations and dreams.


Who are you? Previous education/jobs/ experiences etc.

With inspiration from time spent in Asia, this project was born during my studies in Industrial Design at Lund University. This project has grown with the tools of the education to become a representation of me and my view on design, with emphasis on sustainability and democratic design.


What will you do during these three months? How will you spend the time?

I took the first prototype Thailand and it cooked me breakfast. I will now take everything that I´ve learned so far, in function and ergonomics, in tradition and culture, and put in to a new version. With this new version I will cook dinner. While the stove is charging I will work on a business plan.


What do you expect to achieve during Leapfrogs? 

With the support from Leapfrogs my ambition is to understand the concept in terms of viability in business, and be able to present a concept with design, engineering and business in balance.


Leapfrogs Working Group
LU Innovation, Sölvegatan 16
Box 117, 221 00 Lund

info [at] leapfrogs [dot] se