This little stove is making
a big difference.

We distribute stoves to save lives

3 billion people cook meals over a fire each day, creating pollution that kills 4.3 million people each year. We’re building local business across Africa to sell stoves and fuel that solve this global health crisis. Learn more »

What matters to us

We’re only successful if our stoves are used, and loved. If families don’t use them, we won’t have any impact. We partner with a world-class laboratory, local community organizations and our customers themselves to be sure our stoves are used every mealtime.

How we do it

Designed by Berkeley Labs

Our stove was designed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a cutting-edge energy lab with world class testing facilities.

Distributed by local community organizations

We work with over 20 local organizations to make sure the stove not only makes it into the hands of the people who need it most, but that they use it, and love it.

Assembled in local workshops

We assemble the stoves locally at a rate of 100 each day, creating jobs and local expertise.

Feedback received from village women

We visit stove users, collect feedback, and incorporate it into our designs.

Iterated on by Potential Energy

Our stove is currently on its 14th version, each version improving on the last. Every iteration incorporates feedback from our customers; If they don’t love it, we’re not happy.

Tested by Berkeley Labs

Every stove sold is tested for emissions, efficiency and fuel savings to keep our social mission on track.

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Contact us

Potential Energy, Inc. is approved by the IRS as a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.
Potential Energy’s Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 26-1321043.