basically any source of high heat will light your coals. my friend has one of those glass top stoves like
sorry about the random link, google searched and that's the first one that came up... but i think he actually has the same countertops too, which is kinda odd. anwyay...
he was worried about the heat hurting his stovetop, but i told him that was nonsense, because it was impossible for the coal to add more heat than given to it by the stove itself. long story short, it works just fine, but takes a little longer because (1) the heat is initially insulated from the coal and (2) there's no airflow under the coal.
i think i saw a thread the other day where someone was successfully lighting coals with a heat gun from the garage.