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- NEW: Webinar: 11 July, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PDT, 9:00pm-11:00pm GMT): Cooking using a Haybox and a Battery Powered Slow Cooker - This webinar, presented by SF Innovations Ltd, will look at two different techniques of cooking using a well insulated cooking container. It will show how to cook rice, stews and even bake bread using little or no fossil fuel. Registration information...
- NEW: 1-4 September 2020: EuroSun2020 is going virtual - The conference will be now be held on a virtual platform, as a response to safety concerns surrounding Covid-19. According to the organization, "We are currently working on new registration fees that reflect the resources and support for creating the virtual conference infrastructure and presenting the conference online. We will provide more details on the registration rates in the coming weeks." The 13th Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry will offer a platform to discuss the latest developments with leading solar energy experts, policy makers, and industry representatives. More information...
- 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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- November 2017: Amir Komarizade, working in Tehran, has been testing a solar cooker mounting system, similar to the gimbal mounts used on Donsonian style telescopes, and using PV power to generate enough energy to boil water in a small vessel.
- April 30, 2014 Soheil Salimi, founder of Engineers Without Borders - Iran, conducted a solar cooking workshop at Hafez high school for girls. Other members of the Energy team included Razieh Amini nezhad, Fatemeh Rahimi, Niloufar Nekueian and Maryam Alipour.
- December 2013: Engineers Without Borders - Iran (EWB-Iran) participated in "Research Week" (Dec. 14 - 20, 2013) at Fasa University, highlighting the importance of solar cookers. In this seminar they informed students and professors about the different types of solar cookers and their efficiency. The team included Soheil Salimi (Founder and Lecturer), Razieh Amini nezhad (Food Science and Technology student), Niloufar Nekueian (Mathematics student), and Fatemeh Rahimi (Mechanical engineering student). They tested two types of solar cookers. The Suntastic Panel Cooker, which raised the internal temperature of an empty 4-liter black pot with a clear glass lid to 150° C (302° F) in about 30 minutes, and 3 liters of water heated from 26° C (79°F) to pasteurization point, 70°C (158°F), in about 50 minutes. They also tested the Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPL), which has two different settings to better concentrate sunlight depending on the location of the sun in the sky. More information can be seen at User blog:Soheil Salimi
- Main article: History of solar cooking
Climate and cultureEdit
- Wikipedia article on the climate of Iran
- Iran Energy Situation - Energypedia
- Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables
- July 2006: Solar Picnic (Presented by Amir Komarizade at the Granada Solar Cooking Conference)
- Solar Cooking in Iran
- Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPC)
- Balancing the Scales
- Canning Fruits With a Solar Box Cooker
- What You Can Do to Promote Solar Cooking
- Though-the-Wall Ovens
- The Windshield Shade Cooker
- Solar cooking FAQ
- Heat-retention cooking
- The "Minimum" Solar Box Cooker
- The "Easy Lid" Cooker
- The Heaven's Flame Cooker
- The CooKit
- Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPC)
- Windshield Shade Solar Funnel Cooker
Articles in the mediaEdit
The entities listed below are either based in Iran, or have established solar cooking projects there:
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association
Manufacturers and vendorsEdit
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