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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]]
 
[[File:First_day_of_operation-_Solar_taco_stand_in_Oaxaca,_Mex.jpg|thumb|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 cookers | cylindro-parabolic solar cooker]] that can produce temperatures in excess of 212 degrees F.
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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.
   
City officials are interested in the solar taco stand because it poses less of a risk than a conventional cooking stand. Typical cooking stands carry pressurized containers of gas to provide the cooking energy.
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City officials are interested in the solar taco stand because it poses less of a risk than a conventional cooking stand. Typical cooking stands carry pressurized containers of gas to provide the cooking energy.
   
The taco stand was designed by [[Michael Gotz]] with an estimated cost of $8000. Three Swiss organizations sponsored the project: [[GloboSol]], SolarSpar, and Service Industrial Foundation of the City of Geneva.
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The taco stand was designed by [[Michael Gotz]] with an estimated cost of $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==
*'''February 2010:''' {{GoogleLinkFromSpanish|http://www.diariodespertar.com.mx/zona-m/28634-Tacos-barbacoa-con-energa-solar.html|Tacos with solar energy|Diario Despertar de Oaxaca}}
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*'''February 2010:''' {{GoogleLinkFromSpanish|http://www.diariodespertar.com.mx/zona-m/28634-Tacos-barbacoa-con-energa-solar.html|Tacos with solar energy|Diario Despertar de Oaxaca}}
 
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[[Category:Parabolic solar cooker designs]]
 
[[Category:Parabolic solar cooker designs]]
[[Category:Compendium of solar cooker designs]]
 
 
[[Category:Solar cooker designs]]
 
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Revision as of 05:05, April 1, 2016


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.

City officials are interested in the solar taco stand because it poses less of a risk than a conventional cooking stand. Typical cooking stands carry pressurized containers of gas to provide the cooking energy.

The taco stand was designed by Michael Gotz with an estimated cost of $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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