» To address this challenge of accurately and affordably verifying the use of a clean cookstove, StoveTrace, a state-of-the-art mobile-phone-based temperature sensing application, has been developed.
» The StoveTrace system includes a mobile-phone-based temperature sensing application, a thermal sensor that connects to the mobile device and a web-based analytics dashboard. Each time the clean cookstove is fired up, the StoveTrace senses the cooking event via the temperature probe and stores and uploads cooking event data.
» The temperature data is wirelessly uploaded from the mobile phone to a central server via a wireless broadband network.
» The data collected includes the number of times a stove is used and the duration of each use, enabling remote verification of stove usage. This data can be used by carbon market investors as verification of reduction in carbon emissions. » A web-based dashboard has been developed which shows the number of times the stove has been lit and duration of cooking.
» Vodafone mPesa enables remittance of the carbon market payments directly to the clean cookstove users.