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[[File:First_day_of_operation-_Solar_taco_stand_in_Oaxaca,_Mex.jpg|thumb|First day of operation for the solar taco stand]]
 
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It has been a 15 year family tradition for Alfredo García Martínez to sell beef tacos at the corner of Gardenia and the naval military school in Oaxaca, Mexico. But these days, his set-up is a bit different from the competition’s: his is the first in the country that cooks using solar energy. The roof mounted solar cooker is a type of [[cylindro-parabolic solar cookers | cylindro-parabolic solar cooker]] that can produce temperatures in excess of 212 degrees F. The taco stand was designed by [[Michael Gotz]]. Three Swiss organizations sponsored the project: Globolsol, SolarSpar, and Service Industrial Foundation of the City of Geneva.
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It has been a 15 year family tradition for Alfredo García Martínez to sell beef tacos at the corner of Gardenia and the naval military school in Oaxaca, Mexico. But these days, his set-up is a bit different from the competition’s: his is the first in the country that cooks using solar energy. The roof mounted solar cooker is a type of [[cylindro-parabolic solar cookers | cylindro-parabolic solar cooker]] that can produce temperatures in excess of 212 degrees F. The taco stand was designed by [[Michael Gotz]]. The cost of the stand was estimated to be $8000. Three Swiss organizations sponsored the project: [[GloboSol]], SolarSpar, and Service Industrial Foundation of the City of Geneva.
   
 
==News and recent developments==
 
==News and recent developments==

Revision as of 03:31, February 28, 2010

This text was borrowed from an email from Louise Meyer to Tom Sponheim, 2010-Feb

First day of operation- Solar taco stand in Oaxaca, Mex

First day of operation for the solar taco stand

It has been a 15 year family tradition for Alfredo García Martínez to sell beef tacos at the corner of Gardenia and the naval military school in Oaxaca, Mexico. But these days, his set-up is a bit different from the competition’s: his is the first in the country that cooks using solar energy. The roof mounted solar cooker is a type of cylindro-parabolic solar cooker that can produce temperatures in excess of 212 degrees F. The taco stand was designed by Michael Gotz. The cost of the stand was estimated to be $8000. Three Swiss organizations sponsored the project: GloboSol, SolarSpar, and Service Industrial Foundation of the City of Geneva.

News and recent developments

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