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Title: Introduction to the Revolutionary Design of Scheffler Reflectors

Author: Allart Ligtenberg

Date: July 2006 (presented at the Granada solar cooking conference)

Abstract: My objective in 1992 was to start a sustainable solar cooking and water pasteurization program solving Nepal’s severe health, environmental and energy problems. Solar cooking was not practiced at the time. My successful strategy is: find “Champion” organization(s), create Awareness with public/private demonstrations, Build the infrastructure and do Continuous follow-up on programs each year (ABC). I also train how to use, design and fabricate solar cookers, water pasteurizers, dryers, heat-retaining boxes; advise organizations to become successful in solar energy use, help start new NGO’s and businesses; identify reliable workshops producing quality solar devices on-time; and teach responsible ECO- tourism with trekking organizations and lodgekeepers. I designed a 400 gram solar backpack cooker for effective dissemination and a 3kg collapsible parabolic (1 m) cooker for remote and rural households and trekking/expedition groups.

New initiatives:

  • An INTEGRATED cooking method adds fuelwood-efficient, smokeless “Rocket stoves” to solar cookers. A further integrated approach offers complete health, energy, environment-friendly solutions with solar space heating, Photo-Voltaics, efficient WLED lighting, composting, toilets, and biomass briquettes.
  • I initiated a Renewable Energy School teaching all RE technologies, plus carpentry, metalworking and small-business. The skilled workforce of RE entrepreneurs will disseminate RE technologies and

create jobs.

  • I initiated 9 Rotary Matching Grant programs in 3 years, resulting in training, distribution of solar/sustainable devices, empowering women, improving quality of life for 1700 families (11000


Keywords: solar cooker, water pasteurization, health, environment, energy, dryer, Rocket stove, Rotary, trek.


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