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  • January 19 - March 30, 2015: Solar Thermal Power Plants - Sialsol is offering a ten week online course on solar thermal power plant technology, including trough collector design and heat storage options. It will be offered in both Spanish and English. (Course syllabus) For more information contact:
  • Renewable Energy for the Developing World is a class offered online by Solar Energy International. The six week course will explore different applications for renewable energy technologies in developing countries. Participants will learn how to successfully accomplish sustainable development projects with renewable energy. Case studies will be presented on solar cooking, rural household electrification, appropriate building technologies, rural health care and micro-enterprises utilizing renewable energy. The next start date is November 10th, 2014. More information.


  • April 25-26, 2015: (Altötting) - 21. Internationale Solarkocherkonferenz, EG-Solar e.V., Altötting, Deutschland, in der Staatlichen Berufsschule. Konferenzsprache: deutsch. Weitere Informationen...


  • Thursday, January 15, 2015: (Bhayander) The Bhayander based NGO, Keshav Srushti, in a bid to spread awareness on solar cooking, will be gathering students from 500 schools across Mumbai to cook solar-powered dishes. Keshav Srushti has been accredited by the Guinness Book of World Records for having conducted the largest solar oven cooking class in January 2014 with 3,639 participants from 62 schools. Invigorated by the success, the NGO has announced an annual Maha Suryakumbh on January 15, 2015. This coming workshop is aiming to reach 25,000, and possibly even more, school students. More information...
  • February 15-17, 2015: (New Delhi) The First Renewable Energy Global Investment Promotion Meet & Expo (RE - INVEST) is scheduled, with the intention of providing a platform for the global investment community to be able to connect with the stakeholders in India. The central theme of the event will be further growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency within the country. In addition to the investment gathering, a large exhibition of manufacturers, promoters and developers is also planned to showcase India’s manufacturing capabilities and latest technologies in renewable energy. More information...
  • April 24 - 26, 2015: (Lucknow) The North India Solar Summit (NISS) is a major exhibition and conference for the solar industry within India. This will be the second edition of this conference. The conference appears primarily directed at the PV industry, but promoters of solar thermal technologies are also encouraged to exhibit. However, suggested solar thermal applications emphasize building technology. More information...


  • April 26-28, 2015: (Petra) Jordan will be hosting their first solar cooking forum and competition in cooperation with the Arabian Green energy company in Petra, Jordan. Cash prizes will be awarded for best solar cooker design, best research in solar cooking, and best cultural interaction. more information..., See also: Mohammed Al Ta'ani, General Manager of the Jordanian Renewable Energy Society


  • December 22 - 28, 2014 (Oulad Jamaat): The Maoka project is located on a field, with a large house already fitted and which can accommodate up to 30 people. The provisional list of different projects:
  • Oven Construction
  • Develop the relaxation area at the foot of Eucalyptus
  • Develop the spiral garden / workspace
  • Cover the mud walls
Each project will be guided by someone with knowledge of each project. Each participant will be provided at the work site when the weather kitchen team party (1 time during the week) responsible for preparing the 4 meals for all participants. To support the mood of the event, it will be possible to support the construction sites with live music or with the reading of texts. Participants will be involved in the organization of the public Maoka Opening to the last day. Various workshops will be set up (plastic arts, dance, music, recycling), but also an exhibition of works of art, a souk and multidisciplinary performances. More info...



  • Saturday, July 18, 2015: (Sacramento) The 2nd annual Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival will be held once again in William Land Park from 10am - 3pm. The event is free and open to the public. Solar chefs interested in cooking at the festival are required to pre-register, which will begin in May, 2015. Attend mini solar-cooking classes, learn how solar cooking helps families around the world, and learn how to make a solar cooker yourself. Video of the 2014 festival can be seen at: Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival 2014


  • March 28-29, 2015: (New Haven) - The twelfth annual Global Health & Innovation Conference will be held at Yale University. The conference convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. With attendance from members of many fields of interest, this may be a good opportunity to network solar cooking technology. Unfortunately, by the time we received invitation information, the deadline had passed for abstract submittals. More information...


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