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22nd International Solar Cooker Conference

Solar Cooker Conference 2017, participants Sunday
Solar Cooker Conference 2017, participants Sunday

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We would like to thank the speakers for the informative and critical contributions as well as all participants for the interested and pleasant atmosphere at our 22nd International Solar Cooker Conference on 1 and 2 April 2017. On many requests and with the approval of the authors, we have published the lectures in the original language as pdf-files.

⇒ Programm 2017

Tagungsbeiträge:

Hans Michlbauer: Fluchtursachen bekämpfen-bessere Zukunftschancen durch Solartechnologieen

Dieter Seifert: Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT) in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Uwe Schmidt: Solarkocher- und Holzsparofenbau bei SAPOP-Senegal

Bernhard Müller: Isolierkörbe erobern Ostafrika

Hans Eder: Complejo Solar Oruro Bolivien

Ulf Weicke:  2 Solarkocherwerkstätten in Tanzania, Erfahrungen, Berichte

Daniel Egbe: African Network for Solar Energy

Hartmut Ehmler: Lightoven (neue Entwicklungen)

Michael Bonke: http://www.sunpod.de Berichte von Soko-Konferenz in Faro/Portugal, neues vom Lazola Kocher http://www.lazola.de/

Karl Wittmann: Philippinen Projekt Solarkocher Februar 2016


Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Müller at EG Solar e.V.

Dr. Müller, dritter von rechts
Dr. Müller, dritter von rechts

On 13 November 2015, Dr. Bernhard Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development visited EG Solar e.V.. He came to our county at the invitation of MDB Dr. Stephan Mayer from Neuötting. (See press article Dr. Müller ANA 16.11.2015).

Hans Michlbauer took the opportunity to present our development aid concept with solar cookers, wood-saving stoves and solar lamps. He focused on the importance of training in our partner workshops. Escape causes can be combated only if young people have an economic life prospect and an intact environment on site.

He referred to the many opportunities for solar cooking in refugee camps. EG Solar has been able to gather positive experiences in 7 refugee camps for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. More than 100,000 refugees used some 7,000 solar cookers built in the refugee camps with our support.

⇒ Dr. Müller ANA 16.11.2015

Solar cookers for refugee camps

He referred to the many opportunities for solar cooking in refugee camps. EG Solar has been able to gather positive experiences in 7 refugee camps for Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. More than 100,000 refugees used some 7,000 solar cookers built in the refugee camps with our support.

⇒ Refugee Camp in Nepal – Project Report

Advantages of solar cooking:

  • enormous cost savings, since little fuel must be purchased,
  • no conflicts with the local population around the scarce wood stocks in the vicinity of the camps,
  • Significantly less respiratory disease,
  • Cleanliness, less soot particles in huts and clothing,
  • Lower fire risk due to open fire,
  • less CO2 emissions.

EG-Solar e.V. would like to provide “help for self-help” in other refugee camps, too. What is missing are partners in the many camps and financial resources. For construction, implementation and support of the 7000 solar cookers in Nepal approx. € 1.5 million were spent.

⇒ Video Refugee Camp in Nepal



Construction courses for refugees

Construction course for refugees in november 20
Construction course for refugees in november 20

On request, we offer special construction courses for refugees. These courses are subject to special agreements, schedule appointments to be made in consultation with the EG Solar office.


students teach refugees

In the vocational schools, pupils started a project in which they taught unaccompanied minor refugees in the basics of electrical engineering. Together they built solar lamps.

solar lamp assembling
solar lamp assembling

Objective:

  • Personally get to know young asylum seekers;
  • Learn about reasons for their escape;
  • Talk about their future hopes;
  • Provide refugees with an insight into electrical engineering as well as to create a practical product;

Implementation:

  • With the help of a learning circle in the field of electrical engineering: In the learning circle – compiled entirely by the pupils – the construction of simple lighting circuits and the electrical safety were taught.
  • Common construction of the Mali-Light, a solar lamp, which can be put to good use in the home of the refugees.

Conclusion:

  • The teachers involved were more than enthusiastic about the students and their commitment, especially as some were fully committed despite initial reservation.The graduate class itself was surprised by the interest and iron willingness to learn of the unaccompanied refugees.
  • The refugees themselves were very happy about the deployment of the early specialists. At the same time they have used the opportunity to gain insight into a possible career.