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'''Bernhard Müller''' was Manager of Research and Development for [[Mueller Solartechnik]] in Offenheim, [[Germany]]. He is the inventor of the [[Pil Kaar]], [[Kundu Kaar]], [[Zèbre]] and [[Mata Hari]] solar cookers and modified the [[Primrose]] of [[Roger Bernard]]. Bernhard is a founding member of the [[Solar Cookers World Network]], a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and supporting member of [[EG-Solar]] e.V.<br />
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'''Bernhard Müller''' was Manager of Research and Development for Mueller Solartechnik in Offenheim, [[Germany]]. He is the inventor of the [[Pil Kaar]], [[Kundu Kaar]], [[Zèbre]] and Mata Hari solar cookers and modified the [[Primrose]] of [[Roger Bernard]]. Bernhard is a founding member of the [[Solar Cookers World Network|Solar Cookers International Network]], a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), a member of [[International Solar Energy Society]] (ISES), and supporting member of [[EG-Solar]] e.V.
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The solar cooker production ended in 2012 (retirement). As per November 2012 Bernhard Müller limits his activities to consulting, independent solar cookers tests and publication of information on solar cooking.
 
The solar cooker production ended in 2012 (retirement). As per November 2012 Bernhard Müller limits his activities to consulting, independent solar cookers tests and publication of information on solar cooking.
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==Recent news and developments==
 
==Recent news and developments==
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*'''November 2014:''' Bernhard Müller started a fundraiser at [https://www.betterplace.org/de betterplace.org] to support seminars and workshops directed at the use and production of fireless cookers for the [[Kenya]]n NGOs [[NAREWAMA]] and [[FOTO]]."
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*'''October 2014:''' Bernie Müller is working on the development of a counter-current [[solar food dryer]] which saves 50% on space and materials compared to common solar tunnel dryers. Involved in the development are [[Faustine Odaba]] of [[NAREWAMA]], [[John Amayo]] of [[SURE]], Prof. Wilson Ogola of the Technical University of Kenya as well as some experts from Uganda. NAREWAMA has also appointed Bernhard Müller as their Technical coordinator for Europe.
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*'''April 2014:''' Bernie Müller describes his latest approach for measuring the aperture openings, or solar collection area, for solar cookers here: [[Media:Apertur.pdf|Explanations of the Aperture Area]] - ''[[Bernhard Müller]]''
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*'''September 2013:''' Bernie Müller invented the '''Jar-in-Jar heat trap''' and gave some of them to NGOs in Kenya. Learn more about this in the Wiki-rubrics [[Glazing]] and [[Solar cooking pots]].
 
[[File:Mueller_Solartechnik_Fresnel_test_cooker,_1-2-13.jpg|thumb|300px|TFC (Twin Fresnel Cooker]]
 
[[File:Mueller_Solartechnik_Fresnel_test_cooker,_1-2-13.jpg|thumb|300px|TFC (Twin Fresnel Cooker]]
*'''December 2012:''' Bernie Müller has published findings based on his experimentation with a twin [[Fresnel lens]] reflector solar cooker. This cooker was never meant to be a production prototype, and his company, Mueller Solartechnik, no longer manufactures solar cookers. As an engineering exercise, he has shown that incorporating the Fresnel lens produces quite high temperatures(278.6°C/534°F). However, the usable cooking area is small.
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*'''December 2012:''' Bernie Müller has published findings based on his experimentation with a twin [[Fresnel lens]] solar cooker. This cooker was never meant to be a production prototype, and his company, Mueller Solartechnik, no longer manufactures solar cookers. As an engineering exercise, he has shown that incorporating the Fresnel lens produces quite high temperatures(278.6°C/534°F). However, the usable cooking area is small.
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*'''November 2012:''' [[Bernie Mueller]] finished the solar cookers manufacturing activities and limited the business to consulting, designs of new cookers, publication of various brochures and independent solar cookers tests.
   
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
*Die Parabel, Brochure (German), ISBN 978-3-8442-4131-0, epubli GmbH, Berlin
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*'''April 2014:''' [http://www.mueller-solartechnik.com/WBTSC103.pdf The Water Boiling Test for Solar Cookers – WBT SC] - ''[[Bernie Mueller]] & [[Faustine Odaba]]''
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*Die Parabel, Brochure (German), 36 pages, ISBN 978-3-8442-4131-0, epubli GmbH, Berlin<br />
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*Das Solarkocher-Handbuch, 240 pages, ISBN 978-3-8442-4471-7, epubli GmbH, Berlin<br />[http://www.epubli.de/preview/publication/26292 Preview]
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==Audio and video==
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*'''December 2014:'''
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::[[File:Fireless Cookers complement Solar Cookers|thumb|none|450 px]]
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*'''July 2014:'''
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::[[File:Müller, Odaba Water Boiling Test for solar cookers|thumb|none|450 px]]
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Mueller Solartechnik]]
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*[[Faustine Odaba]]
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*[[NAREWAMA]]
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*[[Pil Kaar]]
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*[[Zèbre]]
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*[[Primrose]]
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*[[Kundu Kaar]]
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.mueller-solartechnik.com Mueller-Solartechnik]
 
   
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
 
Bernhard Müller<br />
 
Bernhard Müller<br />
 
Mühlstraße 26<br />
 
Mühlstraße 26<br />
65760 Eschborn, Allemagne <br />
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65760 Eschborn<br />
 
[[Germany]]<br />
 
[[Germany]]<br />
   
Tel.: +49 160 9498 9966 (nur Sa. und So.)<br>
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Email: [mailto:bs_mueller@gmx.net bs_mueller@gmx.net]
Fax: +49 3212 3526081
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Latest revision as of 21:48, December 3, 2014

Last updated: 3 December 2014      

Bernhard Müller was Manager of Research and Development for Mueller Solartechnik in Offenheim, Germany. He is the inventor of the Pil Kaar, Kundu Kaar, Zèbre and Mata Hari solar cookers and modified the Primrose of Roger Bernard. Bernhard is a founding member of the Solar Cookers International Network, a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), a member of International Solar Energy Society (ISES), and supporting member of EG-Solar e.V.

The solar cooker production ended in 2012 (retirement). As per November 2012 Bernhard Müller limits his activities to consulting, independent solar cookers tests and publication of information on solar cooking.

Recent news and developmentsEdit

  • November 2014: Bernhard Müller started a fundraiser at betterplace.org to support seminars and workshops directed at the use and production of fireless cookers for the Kenyan NGOs NAREWAMA and FOTO."
  • October 2014: Bernie Müller is working on the development of a counter-current solar food dryer which saves 50% on space and materials compared to common solar tunnel dryers. Involved in the development are Faustine Odaba of NAREWAMA, John Amayo of SURE, Prof. Wilson Ogola of the Technical University of Kenya as well as some experts from Uganda. NAREWAMA has also appointed Bernhard Müller as their Technical coordinator for Europe.
  • April 2014: Bernie Müller describes his latest approach for measuring the aperture openings, or solar collection area, for solar cookers here: Explanations of the Aperture Area - Bernhard Müller
  • September 2013: Bernie Müller invented the Jar-in-Jar heat trap and gave some of them to NGOs in Kenya. Learn more about this in the Wiki-rubrics Glazing and Solar cooking pots.
Mueller Solartechnik Fresnel test cooker, 1-2-13

TFC (Twin Fresnel Cooker

  • December 2012: Bernie Müller has published findings based on his experimentation with a twin Fresnel lens solar cooker. This cooker was never meant to be a production prototype, and his company, Mueller Solartechnik, no longer manufactures solar cookers. As an engineering exercise, he has shown that incorporating the Fresnel lens produces quite high temperatures(278.6°C/534°F). However, the usable cooking area is small.
  • November 2012: Bernie Mueller finished the solar cookers manufacturing activities and limited the business to consulting, designs of new cookers, publication of various brochures and independent solar cookers tests.

PublicationsEdit

Audio and videoEdit

  • December 2014:
Fireless Cookers complement Solar Cookers02:09

Fireless Cookers complement Solar Cookers

  • July 2014:
Müller, Odaba Water Boiling Test for solar cookers10:02

Müller, Odaba Water Boiling Test for solar cookers

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ContactEdit

Bernhard Müller
Mühlstraße 26
65760 Eschborn
Germany

Email: bs_mueller@gmx.net

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