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|in our continuing series of interviews with solar cooking promoters around the world, we recorded an interview today with dar curtis and louise meyer of solar household energy, inc. also known as she, inc. their organization�s mission is to harness free enterprise for the introduction of solar cooking where it can add quality to life and relieve stress on the environment.|
there will be a solar cook-off & expo saturday, june
25, at the bisbee farmers market in bisbee, arizona. this is the 3rd annual
summer solstice solar cook-off we�ve had at the farmers market and would
like to invite solar cooks from all over to come down or up to bisbee which
is located at a cooler 5000 ft. in elevation. the event is from 8 a.m. to
noon in vista park in the warren district of bisbee. solar vendors will
also be demonstrating how to partner with the sun to produce electricity and
run appliances, pump and heat water etc. for more information call valerie
at (520)378-2973 or e-mail:
the feasibility of introducing solar ovens to rural women in maphephethe
enhancement of solar water pasteurization with reflectors
solar cookers international, creating healthy communities
solcaf�: a solar cooking facility for schools and small catering business in hot arid areas
solar oven testing proposal
an audio interview with kathy
dahl-bredine has been added to the archive. kathy and her husband are
maryknoll lay missioners working in oaxaca, mexico with local organizations
on sustainable development among indigenous and marginalized rural
communities. kathy works with the organization �nino a nino� (child to
child), a group working to empower groups of children living in poverty to
work together with their families on projects to improve their over-all
health and well being. kathy has been working on alternative energy,
specifically solar cooking projects with the children and their parents for
the past two years.
blackhawk solar, khgq and kthx announce that their 15th
annual solar cook-off will be held at the taylorsville, california
campgrounds on july 9, 2005, beginning at 10 am. daytime admission is $5,
which includes demonstrations, arts & crafts, solar-cooked food, and music
on two stages. an evening dance, with "queen of the texas blues" angela
strehli, begins at 8:30 pm. (dance admission is $25.) bring your solar
cooker and something to cook! for more information or tickets, call: (530)
for further information write to monica salyer
article from the hindu: switch on to solar
solar cooker review -- november 2004 is now online.
green micro finance has linked with sun
ovens international for long-term
asia tsumani rebuilding and relief efforts. green
microfinance is seeking to ship 500 global
sun ovens� to tsunamiicken area. more
at last...plans are posted on the internet for building wooden ulog-style solar box cookers. the instructions can be found in english, spanish and german by going to http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/~maercker/solcook/solcook.html and scrolling to the bottom of the page. this site is courtesy of project kiwi in magdeburg, germany. their home page is http://www.med.uni-magdeburg.de/~maercker/kiwi99.html
solar cooking to be taught through distance
learning centers in nigeria:
"the main objective of col-protein is to support projects that adopt open and distance learning and information and communications technologies (icts) to help build rural capacity in food security, environmental protection, rural development, nutritional education and micro-enterprise.
"one of the schemes selected for support proposes solar cooking lessons via telecentres in nigeria, submitted by the fantsuam foundation. the organisation plans to produce training materials on solar cooking and spread the knowledge using icts. it also hopes to do research on materials and methods for sharing information and knowledge via icts and distance learning in africa." ()
solar cookers international's new web site highlights its work, offers e-commerce
solar cookers international (sci) launched a new, second web site at www.solarcookers.org. sci�s original web site, the highly successful solar cooking archive (the site you are now on), has been serving the solar cooking community since 1996 and will continue to do so.
the new site provides basic information about solar cooking and detailed information about sci as an organization, including its mission, programs, people and history. solar cookers, cookbooks, literature and supplies can be ordered on-line through a secure server, and donations can be made to support sci�s nonprofit work worldwide.
if you have a web site, please consider linking to our new site if at
all possible. (this helps our "ratings" with search engines,
enabling more people to find out about solar cooking.)
trame documentary film studio has just released bon app�tit, monsieur
soleil, a film about solar cooking in burkina-faso. the film covers
the essential points of solar cooking, the acceptance of these devices
by the population, the advantages achieved by using them (savings in
money and/or time), and their contribution to fighting deforestation.
the film is a good tool to inform people living in countries with energy
problems about other ways to cook. it also serves to introduce this
cooking method to decision makers in government agencies and ngos. after
successful distribution tests in various target languages, the film will
be distributed on this schedule:
for more information, visit www.la-trame.org.
|very interesting work is being done in by j.samalea in spain involving vacuum-sealed cooking pots and their use with and without a solar cooker.|
|in the latest broadcast of calling all solar cookers, dr. li-yan zhu discusses his design for a simple parabolic cooker that allows two hours of unattended cooking.|
rotary clubs, districts and individual rotarians from throughout north america have come together to assist in combating the growing humanitarian crisis at the borders of afghanistan. villager sun ovens are being sent to help in the feeding of refugees. using the sun to cook food will allow the space on planes and trucks that was used to transport cooking fuel to be used to send more food and thereby enable the feeding of more people.
these ovens are extremely well insulated to hold heat in and keep cold out. even though the winters are very cold in this area of the world, there is still an abundance of sunshine, which is conducive to solar cooking. the ovens will be used in northern afghanistan at the idp camp at dasht-i-qala. this area is not under the control of the taliban. as of october 25th there were 61,000 families living in this camp and cooking fuel is very scarce. this is the first war that has ever been fought with food being equal to bombs in their power to overthrow the enemy. each oven can cook over 1,200 meals per day powered by the sun. your donations are needed to help with this project. more information here.
|to achieve frying temperatures in a single reflector cooker elevate a shallow, dark pan (without a lid) so that it touches the glass inside. then attach a small three-panel reflector that concentrates extra light onto this pan. other food can be baked at the same time in the rest of the oven.|
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solar cooking (south african site)
addressing household energy needs also has far-reaching benefits for governments. these were well summed up by a rural zimbabwean visitor to the solar cooking exhibit: "today young women don't want to live in rural areas because they must work so hard, going long distanced to search for scarce fuelwood and having to carry it back long distances. solar cookers could lighten their work so that they would want to stay in the rural areas."