Riverpoint Academy InvenTeam

Spokane, WA
Power-generating exhaust system for indoor cooking fires

The Riverpoint Academy InvenTeam invented a stove to reduce indoor air pollution and provide access to electricity in rural locations in Uganda. The device includes a thermoelectric generator and a higher-efficiency rocket stove body that uses the same fuel as a traditional indoor cooking fire to reduce indoor air pollution. Each stove costs approximately $100 and is made from robust materials. It will produce enough energy to fully charge two basic cell phones each day.


May 23, 2016

For this entry I've been working with my teammate Cierra to give her perspective as the teams researcher and design ethnographer.

April 20, 2016

In the last blog post I told you that we'd be moving to the second round of the Inland Northwest Business Plan Competition.

March 7, 2016

To say last Thursday was busy, is an understatement. The culmination of not one, but two separate parts to the project came to a head.

February 8, 2016

Things have picked up here at Riverpoint Academy!