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Fundación EcoAndina has been working to bring viable energy alternatives to communities in the remote mountainous areas of Argentina. The Fundación EcoAndina began working there in 1989, showing the village how they could harness the sun for their energy needs. Pictured is a Scheffler Community Kitchen that they have constructed.


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  • NEW: 10 - 11 October 2020: Start your own solar business - The EvXprts Foundation and the Solar Energy Society of India are presenting a series of online lectures from 11:00 - 13:00 & 16:00 - 18:00 IST (05:30 - 07:30 & 10:30 - 12:30 GMT) each day. The twelve lecturers represent a wide range of solar technology and enterprise experience. The Zoom presentation requires pre-registration with regular and students rates for attendance. More information:
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  • December 2020: SWC50 – The Century of Solar - In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Conference and Display, called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50). The face-to-face conference, originally scheduled for 2-4 December 2020, will be replaced by a series of eight virtual conferences over the course of the month in December 2020. It will include the same panel sessions that were planned for the in-person planned event. More information...
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Virginia Bauso explains the workings of the parabolic solar cooker to community members living in remote mountain villages in Argentina. - Aljazeera

  • December 2014: Virginia Bauso and the Fundación EcoAndina have been working to bring viable energy alternatives to communities in the remote mountainous areas of Argentina. In particular, the community of Misa Rumi. The Fundación EcoAndina began working there in 1989, showing the village how they could harness the sun for their energy needs. Currently, the entire village of Misa Rumi is self-sufficient, producing their own electricity for lighting and heating and cooking with solar cookers. Virginia travels there, and to other surrounding communities to introduce solar cooking technology, and also provide long-term assistance in maintaining the cookers. The young people in Misa Rumi have grown proficient in the operation the solar cookers, and are relived they do not have to spend as much time as their elders gathering scarce firewood. The solar cookers serve the people's immediate needs, but they also take some pressure off the fragile arid environment. Read the article in Aljazeera, and watch the recently produced video documenting their efforts. Seizing solar power in Argentina
  • May 2013: Project “Energy Square” provides students and members of the general public in the municipality of San Isidro with interactive displays that teach them about science and technology. The module that focuses on energy includes a solar oven. For more information:

The Kiosco SOLAR

  • February: 2013: With help from Fundación EcoAndina and WISIONS Initiative, there has been a successful launch of solar powered food carts in operation in northern Argentina. During the celebrations of Carnival of Puna, which spans almost all of February, the intrepid promoters of the sun's energy walked a few new solar kiosks through the streets in Tilcara, Humahuaca, La Quiaca, Purmamarca and Uquía, tourist sites the northern province of Jujuy. Each Kiosco SOLAR consists of a wheeled trolley, waterproof roof, and a parabolic solar cooker. "People are incredulous and astonished when the cart is in operation," says Marta Rojas, responsible for opening a kiosk this month in Tilcara. As a safety concern, there has been a need to begin replace traditional food carts, where typically food is cooked directly over gas canisters or open fires.
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  • December 2014: Seizing Solar Power - Aljazeera A documentary of the village of Misa Rumi and their conversion to solar power, from electricity for lighting and heating to solar cookers. The village has become energy self-sufficient.
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Cocina y horno solar en Escuela Albergue de Salta

Cocina y horno solar desarrollados en el INENCO e instalados a través del programa de Voluntariado Universitario en escuela albergue de Salta

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Vivo en Argentina Cocina solar - 02-08-11

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