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==Events==
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==Recent News and Developments==
 
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'''2010: US Soldier builds solar cooker to cook with while stationed in Kuwait''' - [[Colin Hoskins]] is a US service member currently deployed in Kuwait at Camp Arifjan in 2010. In his words: Aside from a bbq grill, there are no facilities for soldiers to prepare a meal for themselves and as you can imagine Army chow soon becomes monotonous. I had the foresight to bring along a couple dutch ovens and I've made extensive use of them using charcoal as fuel. Charcoal isn't always available and safety restrictions prohibit me from using fire outside of designated areas so I could really only cook in the evenings when we had a slow day. I thought that a solar cooker would be ideal. No fire required and it would allow me to "set it and forget it". I built a panel style solar cooker using laminated foam board and 3 mil mylar. I scaled up the design by 10% so my 10 inch dutch oven would fit. [[Colin Hoskins|Read more...]]
 
   
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''[Information for this section was taken originally from [[Media:sam.pdf|State of the Art of Solar Cooking]] by Dr. [[Barbara Knudson]].]''
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[[File:Kuwait award 2015.jpg|thumb|275px|right|Members of E-Innovation, second place winners of the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge. Photo credit: Wamda]]
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*{{NewJan16}}'''January 2016:''' Mahmoud Mousa, Abdullah Osama, and Ahmed Essam of E-Innovation won second place overall in the [http://kuwaitgtc.com/ Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge] for their [[Solar box cookers|solar box cooker]] design. The event was organized by Wamda, a group dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in MENA (Middle East and North Africa region). E-Innonation sees their design as a good solar cooker option for low-income families and intends to explore [[Egypt]] as the initial market. [http://www.wamda.com/memakersge/2016/01/a-cost-effective-and-environmentally-friendly-way-to-cook-your-food-straight-out-of-kuwait-/?ref=fb Read more...]
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*'''2010: US Soldier builds solar cooker to cook with while stationed in Kuwait''' - [[Colin Hoskins]] is a US service member currently deployed in Kuwait at Camp Arifjan in 2010. In his words: Aside from a bbq grill, there are no facilities for soldiers to prepare a meal for themselves and as you can imagine Army chow soon becomes monotonous. I had the foresight to bring along a couple dutch ovens and I've made extensive use of them using charcoal as fuel. Charcoal isn't always available and safety restrictions prohibit me from using fire outside of designated areas so I could really only cook in the evenings when we had a slow day. I thought that a solar cooker would be ideal. No fire required and it would allow me to "set it and forget it". I built a panel style solar cooker using laminated foam board and 3 mil mylar. I scaled up the design by 10% so my 10 inch dutch oven would fit. [[Colin Hoskins|Read more...]]
   
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*{{NewJan16}}'''January 2016:''' [http://www.wamda.com/memakersge/2016/01/a-cost-effective-and-environmentally-friendly-way-to-cook-your-food-straight-out-of-kuwait-/?ref=fb A cost effective and environmentally friendly way to cook your food, straight out of Kuwait] - ''Wamda''
 
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Latest revision as of 20:09, January 21, 2016

Last updated: January 21, 2015      
Kuwait map, 12-30-15

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Kuwait award 2015

Members of E-Innovation, second place winners of the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge. Photo credit: Wamda

  • NEW: January 2016: Mahmoud Mousa, Abdullah Osama, and Ahmed Essam of E-Innovation won second place overall in the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge for their solar box cooker design. The event was organized by Wamda, a group dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in MENA (Middle East and North Africa region). E-Innonation sees their design as a good solar cooker option for low-income families and intends to explore Egypt as the initial market. Read more...
Hoskins bakes bread
  • 2010: US Soldier builds solar cooker to cook with while stationed in Kuwait - Colin Hoskins is a US service member currently deployed in Kuwait at Camp Arifjan in 2010. In his words: Aside from a bbq grill, there are no facilities for soldiers to prepare a meal for themselves and as you can imagine Army chow soon becomes monotonous. I had the foresight to bring along a couple dutch ovens and I've made extensive use of them using charcoal as fuel. Charcoal isn't always available and safety restrictions prohibit me from using fire outside of designated areas so I could really only cook in the evenings when we had a slow day. I thought that a solar cooker would be ideal. No fire required and it would allow me to "set it and forget it". I built a panel style solar cooker using laminated foam board and 3 mil mylar. I scaled up the design by 10% so my 10 inch dutch oven would fit. Read more...

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