Remote Sensors for Usage Monitoring
In 2013, we partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action to conduct a rigorous evaluation to understand how customers are using our stoves. The goal of the evaluation was to determine if they were being used consistently (and, if not, what we could do to change that). During the evaluation, we installed heat sensors on 180 stoves, and measured usage continuously for a number of months. Results from this study indicated high levels of usage that averaged 1.5 hours / day.