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Major findings from the Pilot Phase of Project Surya


1) First Roll Out of C2P2 Stoves in 5000 Homes: C2P2_McQuown5000

Project Surya, 2014 Full .pdf

2) Climate Credit Pilot Project: Implementation Plan

Project Surya, 2013 Full .pdf

3) How do People in Rural India Perceive Improved Stoves and Clean Fuel? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 11, 1341-1358, 2014 Full .pdf

4) Laboratory Demonstration and Field Verification of a Wireless Cookstove Sensing System (WiCS) for Determining Cooking Duration and Fuel Consumption

Accepted for Publication, Energy for Sustainable Development

5) Household Air Pollution from Cooktsoves: Impacts on Health and Climate

Global Climate Change and Public Health, Respiratory Medicine 7, Chapter 13 Full .pdf

6) Bringing Climate Solutions Down to Earth

Huffington Post, 2014 Article link

7) Viewpoints: Focusing on cleaning up the air

The Sacramento Bee, 2014 Full .pdf

8) Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic co-benefits

Environmental Science and Technology 47(9), 3944–52, 2013. Full .pdf

9) Distribution of improved cookstoves: analysis of field experiments using strategic niche management theory

Sustainability Science, 2012 Full .pdf

10) Real-time assessment of Black Carbon pollution in Indian households due to traditional and improved biomass cookstoves

Environmental Science and Technology, Published Online 08 February 2012, 8 pp Full .pdf

11) Link between local scale BC emissions and large scale atmospheric solar absorption

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 1173-1187, 2012 Full .pdf.
Previously featured in Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss, 11, 21319-21361, 2011. Full .pdf


12) Black carbon emissions from biomass and fossil fuels in rural India

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7289-7299, 2011. Full .pdf

13) A Cellphone Based System for Large Scale Monitoring of Black Carbon

Atmos. Environ. vol 45, Issue 26, pp. 4481-4487, 2011 Full .pdf

14) Mitigation of Global and Regional Climate Change: Buying the planet time by reducing black carbon, methane, and ozone

Project Surya, 2009
Featured in United Nations, Black Carbon e-Bulletin. 1:2 (Sept. 2009):3 Full .pdf and e-Bulletin

15) An Unprecedented Opportunity

Our Planet, United Nations Environment Programme, pp 28-29, 2011 Full .pdf

16) Reduction of Air Pollution and Global Warming by Cooking with Renewable Sources

White Paper, 2007 Full .pdf

Additional information about Project Surya can be obtained from these websites: Surya: Climate Credit Pilot Project and Climate Credit Pilot Project

With funding from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, Sweden), QUALCOMM Incorporated (USA), The G. Unger Vetelsen Foundation (USA), and private donors (Dr. E. Frieman, Dr. D. Zaelke)