Last updated: 23 February 2017
Inti Illimani is a nonprofit association in Bolivia that facilitates public access to solar cooking, particularly to disadvantaged sectors of the population. Inti Illimani was created in 2009 with support from Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil. As of 2012, they had constructed and distributed about 6000 solar cookers in conjunction with Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil.
Recent news and developments
- April 2016:
- September 2015: Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil (BISS), in association with Engineers without Borders, has started a new project called Plug in Peru (PIP), implemented by three engineering students from École Centrale de Nantes. Photovoltaic (PV) panels were added to the solar stoves, which were distributed in the Andes. While the solar cooker is in position for cooking, these PV panels will store energy to charge cell phones, radios, and batteries – a need that was identified in the local villages. The students’ project was based in La Paz, on the premises of Inti Illimani (BISS’ partner in Bolivia), which enabled the team to obtain the necessary materials and build the kits before the workshop which was organized in the community of Ch'uxña Quta, 250 km north of La Paz. Despite some initial technical difficulties, this project raised interest from the local population, and the team left one of the kits behind so that the villagers could use it as needed. Follow-up visits will be made by local teams to evaluate the use of the kits.
Audio and video
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- October 2014
- January 2017: Experience of Financing a Solar Cookers Project for Fifteen Years in the Andean Region of South America - Rocio Maldonado
- http://asointiillimani.wordpress.com/inti-illimani/ (English version)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Asociación-Inti-Illimani-554255621319449/
Fernando Guachalla No.790
Sopocachi, La Paz
Tel.: +591 73220370