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News and recent developmentsEdit

Virginia Bauso explains the workings of the parabolic solar cooker, 12-23-14

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:
Kiosco SOLAR cart, 2-27-13

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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Climate, culture, and special considerationsEdit

Argentina has a large distribution of latitudes from 23 to 55 South, providing a large area which is highly suitiable for solar cooking. The main centres active in solar cooking are:

  • INENCO: Institute for Non Conventional Energy, National University of Salta
  • CRICYT: Regional Research Centre for Science and Technology, Mendoza

There are also activities in the University of San Juan, University of Buenos Aires, and many other Universities and NGOs.



Articles in the mediaEdit


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Audio and videoEdit

  • 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.
  • May 2014:
Como Construir un Horno Solar!07:29

Como Construir un Horno Solar!

June 2012:

Horno solar en Escuela de Montaña, Bacoya, Salta, Argentina (Asoc14:32

Horno solar en Escuela de Montaña, Bacoya, Salta, Argentina (Asoc. Ciudadanía Solidaria)

  • August 2011:
Vivo en Argentina Cocina solar - 02-08-1103:54

Vivo en Argentina Cocina solar - 02-08-11

  • April 2009:
Cocinas solares de villaseca02:17

Cocinas solares de villaseca

  • March 2009:
Primera Maratón de Cocina Solar - Venado Tuerto - xCRUZA - Diseño Industrial03:25

Primera Maratón de Cocina Solar - Venado Tuerto - xCRUZA - Diseño Industrial

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Resources by state or provinceEdit

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