Last updated: 8 December 2014      

Michael Bonke

090507 funnelcooker

Presenting the funnel cooker

I am 59 years old, work as a self-employed web designer and my main target concerning solar cooking is to make it popular in Germany. The SOL KOCH Conference is one step in this direction. I want to inform people, that solar cooking works here in Germany and not only in Africa or India and that it is really fun. Presently, solar cooking is kind of a hobby for me, but my activities around this topic consume more and more time and it looks as if I am inventing a new profession for myself: solar cooking promoter or something like that. I am a member of LAZOLA Initiative for Spreading Solar Cooking.


Michael Bonke 2016
  • April 2017: I presented our online construction manual for the LAZOLA box cooker on the 22nd solar cooker conference in Altötting, which was organized by EG Solar. And I showed some videos and pictures I had taken at the CONSOLFOOD-2016 conference in Faro/Portugal.
  • January 2016: I presented the LAZOLA concept of installing workshops for manual serial production of box cookers at the CONSOLFOOD-2016 conference in Faro/Portugal, which I had helped to organize:
  • April 2015: I presented our new activities at LAZOLA on the International solar cooker conference in Altötting, which was organized by EG Solar
  • January 2015: I joined LAZOLA e.V., a NGO around box cooker pioneer Jo Hasler.
  • February 2012: Michael experiments with the glazing for a CooKit style panel cooker.
Michael Bonke glazing for CooKit, 2-21-12

Michael Bonke has experimented with covering the entire CooKit style cooker with a glazing film.

  • November 2011: Since he began involved with teaching in 2009, Michael has introduced solar cooking to over 300 people.
  • May 2010: I started SunPod, a podcast about solar cooking and electric cars (in German language), together with a friend, who is an expert for electric mobility. Meanwhile the range of our topics has widely expanded and now we publish interviews with everybody, who helps to make this world a better place.

Audio and video

  • August 2013:
Solar kochen mit Michael Bonke04:31

Solar kochen mit Michael Bonke

External links


Albertstr. 81a
40233 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 1578 933 57 16


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