Dominique Dutoit, who's home is in France, has been using the CooKit panel cooker to introduce solar cooking to communities in Madagascar. He has been trying to find ways to make the cooker even more affordable to local residents. One option is to find an alternative material other than the typical corrugated cardboard, something that is available or can be made locally.
He began teaching solar cooking in Madagascar in 2013, and has taught 500 people to use the cooker, and has subsidized the distribution of 20 cookers.
Recent news and developments
- April 2013: Dominique worked with his group modifying the CooKit design to construct a version made from woven grass called the Gasy Nahandro. The mats are then covered with reflective film. With little expense in materials, possibly less than $2USD, they hope to begin selling the solar panel cooker at local retailers in Madagascar.
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