Kittner et al. (2017) suggests that the main eCook component cost, battery storage, is following Leach and Oduros’ optimistic scenario, with faster than expected learning curves suggesting that 200USD/kWh could be a reality by 2019. Similarly, initial prototyping has shown that efficiency gains in the cooking processes can even exceed Leach and Oduro’s optimistic scenario for energy demand. We created a set of choropleths for Africa, in the hope they become a decision tool for policy actors. The figure illustrates the LCoE[i] thresholds eCook will have to cross to be at price parity with the alternative fuels.
[i] Levelised Cost of Energy