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==Events==
 
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==Recent News and Developments==
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*'''May 2012:''' The [[Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation]] (AECI) has provided 150 solar [[parabolic cooker]]s to the people of Ouffi Ait – a small, sunny village southeast of Marrakech in Morocco. The introduction of these solar cookers has reduced the amount of time girls must spend collecting firewood, giving them more time to attend school. Working with the Foreign Association XXI and ADMR from Morocco, AECI targeted women as protagonists of a cleaner, more equitable future in their Morocco Solar Cookers for Rural Families project. [http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/solar-cookers-morocco/ Read more...]
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==News and recent developments==
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*'''October 2014:''' [[File:Hicham_Dahbi_demonstrates_solar_cooker_to_Morocco_government_ministers,10-28-14.png|thumb|300px|[[Solarama Energy & Services]] held a recent cooking demonstration attended by government ministers and the the President of [[Morocco]]. - ''Solarama Energy & Services'']] [[Solarama Energy & Services]] recently held a solar cooking demonstration in Morocco attended by government ministers and the the President of [[Morocco]].
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*'''October 2014:''' [http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141009172001/solarcooking/images/0/0e/La_Tribune_-_Morocco_-_October_2014.jpg LA CUISSON SOLAIRE - UNE ALTERNATIVE - ÉCOLOGIQUE ET PUISSANTE - A L'UTILISATION DU BOIS ET DU GAZ] - ''La Tribune''
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*'''September 2013:''' The new Marrakesh firm [[P-Solar industry]] designs and mass-produces [[parabolic solar cooker]]s. The founder’s goal is to help preserve [[Morocco]]’s forests, which are vanishing at a rate of 30,000 hectares per year. His second goal is to reduce the cost of fuel for Moroccan families who buy PG, since the Moroccan government has recently announced that it will end subsidies for cooking gas. P-Solar’s website notes that Moroccan women and girls in the High Atlas spend half their days gathering wood instead of attending school or tending to household chores.
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[[File:Solar_cooker_morocco_by_Lamia..jpg|thumb|296px|Solar cooker in Marrakesh by Lamia]]
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*'''May 2013:''' A new company ([https://www.facebook.com/pages/P-Solar-industrie-sp%C3%A9cialiste-des-%C3%A9nergies-solaires-maroc/120011338166380?ref=stream P-Solar industry]) was founded in Marrakech in order to design and mass produce parabolic solar ovens. The creator had a purpose to allow the dissemination of this type of cooking to preserve Moroccan forest loses 30,000 hectares per year and reduce the weight of gas prices that do not stop climbing. The recent statement concerning the Moroccan government stop any subsidy in the price of gas will definitely boost this technology. This type of cooking is the latest in Morocco and Africa who really need it. P-Solar industry is the name given to the company whose website is [http://marocsolaire.com/ www.marocsolaire.com], a real e-marketing strategy the aim is to enable wide dissemination of this type of cooking.
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[[File:SAM_0253.jpg|thumb|300px|SOuLAR KITCHEN cooking demonstration]]
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*'''April 2013:''' Cooking demonstration with the ladies of the Association pour le Development Rural in Agdez, [[Morocco]] with SOuLAR KITCHEN, Austria
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[[File:SAM_0016.jpg|thumb|300px|Mohamed Gourari in Skoura, Ouarzazate, Morocco with the [[SK-14]] parabolic cooker.]]
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*'''March 2013:''' In collaboration with eg-solar, Germany, and SOuLAR KITCHEN, Austria, Mohamed Gourari in Skoura, Ouarzazate, Morocco did build his first solar cooker and is now able to produce and sell the solar cooker SK 14.For more information write to [mailto:schmihe@gmx.at schmihe@gmx.at]
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*'''May 2012:''' The [[Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo]] (AECID) has provided 150 solar [[parabolic cooker]]s to the people of Ouffi Ait – a small, sunny village southeast of Marrakech in [[Morocco]]. The introduction of these solar cookers has reduced the amount of time girls must spend collecting firewood, giving them more time to attend school. Working with the Foreign Association XXI and ADMR from Morocco, AECI targeted women as protagonists of a cleaner, more equitable future in their Morocco Solar Cookers for Rural Families project. [http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/solar-cookers-morocco/ Read more...]
   
 
*'''August 4-8, 2008:''' Operation Friends of the Sun. NGO Youth Volunteers for Environment and Development Committee of the District of Casablanca have the honour to invite you to the opening ceremony and closing of an activity called, 'Operation Friends of the Sun' (OAS) to be instead of Monday 04 August 2008 to Friday 08 August 2008 in the district of Casablanca, on the public plaza in front of the bar MIKOUNOUNOU. The activity will be in effect the production of solar cookers (boxes) by youths in the area who will be trained for the occasion. Indeed, three years ago that JVE runs in collaboration with NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a draft pasteurization solar water in the prefecture Vo. Objectives: To provide drinking water, strengthen the capacity of women and fight against desertification. The impact and enthusiasm generated by this project require constant availability of solar cookers, what the 11 women's groups with whom we work, unable to satisfy. This justifies the raison d'etre of this operation intended to educate more people on the need to switch to solar and behave respectful of our fragile environment. Thus, successor for 5 days, training, production, demonstrations, solar dishes, football games etc… according to the attached programme. Having no doubt about your support for everything related to sustainable development, and hoping to count on your presence, please accept Sir / Madam, the assurances of our highest consideration.
 
*'''August 4-8, 2008:''' Operation Friends of the Sun. NGO Youth Volunteers for Environment and Development Committee of the District of Casablanca have the honour to invite you to the opening ceremony and closing of an activity called, 'Operation Friends of the Sun' (OAS) to be instead of Monday 04 August 2008 to Friday 08 August 2008 in the district of Casablanca, on the public plaza in front of the bar MIKOUNOUNOU. The activity will be in effect the production of solar cookers (boxes) by youths in the area who will be trained for the occasion. Indeed, three years ago that JVE runs in collaboration with NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a draft pasteurization solar water in the prefecture Vo. Objectives: To provide drinking water, strengthen the capacity of women and fight against desertification. The impact and enthusiasm generated by this project require constant availability of solar cookers, what the 11 women's groups with whom we work, unable to satisfy. This justifies the raison d'etre of this operation intended to educate more people on the need to switch to solar and behave respectful of our fragile environment. Thus, successor for 5 days, training, production, demonstrations, solar dishes, football games etc… according to the attached programme. Having no doubt about your support for everything related to sustainable development, and hoping to count on your presence, please accept Sir / Madam, the assurances of our highest consideration.
   
==The History of Solar Cooking in Morocco==
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==The history of solar cooking in Morocco==
 
The Ministry of Energy and Mines of Morocco became interested in solar cooking
 
The Ministry of Energy and Mines of Morocco became interested in solar cooking
 
through involvement of an employee, [[Touria Dafrallah]], the recipient of an award for one
 
through involvement of an employee, [[Touria Dafrallah]], the recipient of an award for one
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Upon her return to Morocco, Touria began to lay the groundwork for a project.
 
Upon her return to Morocco, Touria began to lay the groundwork for a project.
Experienced project staffs associated with the [[France|French]] NGO [[INTI]] were made available to work with her in planning and piloting the project. The device chosen was the [[ULOG]] type box cooker,
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Experienced project staffs associated with the [[France|French]], NGO [[Solar Inti]], were made available to work with her in planning and piloting the project. The device chosen was the [[ULOG]] type box cooker,
used in [[INTI]] projects in other countries. It could be made in Morocco. Morocco was also
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used in Solar Into projects in other countries. It could be made in Morocco. Morocco was also
 
interested in learning more about, and perhaps acquiring a large solar cooker called the [[Villager]], a product of [[Sun Ovens International]] and [[Rotary International]].
 
interested in learning more about, and perhaps acquiring a large solar cooker called the [[Villager]], a product of [[Sun Ovens International]] and [[Rotary International]].
   
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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]]]''
 
''[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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==Climate, Culture, and Special Considerations==
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==Climate, culture, and special considerations==
   
 
===See also===
 
===See also===
*[[Africa#Northern_Africa|Discussion of northern Africa's suitability for solar cooking]]<br>
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*[[Africa#Northern_Africa|Discussion of northern Africa's suitability for solar cooking]]<br />
 
*[[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
 
*[[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
   
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===Discussion groups===
 
===Discussion groups===
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*{{NewJun15}}[https://www.facebook.com/groups/551483294919157/ Association Marocain de la Cuisson Solaire]
   
 
===Articles in the media===
 
===Articles in the media===
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*{{NewJun15}}'''June 2015:''' {{GoogleLinkAuto|http://www.hespress.com/economie/265114.html|مؤسسة أمريكي: هكذا يسير المغرب إلى تقليص "فقره الطاقي|Hespress}}
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*'''October 2014:''' [http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141009172001/solarcooking/images/0/0e/La_Tribune_-_Morocco_-_October_2014.jpg LA CUISSON SOLAIRE - UNE ALTERNATIVE - ÉCOLOGIQUE ET PUISSANTE - A L'UTILISATION DU BOIS ET DU GAZ] - ''La Tribune''
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*'''May 2012:''' [http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/05/solar-cookers-morocco/ Why Solar Cookers Should Spread Like Satellites in Morocco] - ''Green Prophet''
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===Audio and video===
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*'''October 2014:'''
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::[[File:Grand angle 2M Morocco Solar Festival.|thumb|none|400px|Le “ Morocco Solar Festival ” est un événement international dédié au Soleil et au développement durable des zones désertiques. Solar strator, Masen, l'opéra de Paris, Sahmaoui....]]
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*'''November 2013:'''
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::[[File:Tagine solaire dans un cuiseur solaire à Ouarzazate par Solarama(maroc-solaire.com).|none|400px]]
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*'''May 2013:'''
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::[[File:How to cook a meat with a solar cooker from Morocco Africa|none|400px]]
   
====Audio and video====
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*'''May 2012:'''
[[File:الأفران الشمسية ببومالن دادس|none|400px|]]
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::[[File:الأفران الشمسية ببومالن دادس|none|400px|]]
   
 
===External links===
 
===External links===
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[[Category:French-speaking countries]]
 
[[Category:French-speaking countries]]
 
[[Category:Arabic-speaking countries]]
 
[[Category:Arabic-speaking countries]]
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[[Category:Morocco]]

Latest revision as of 19:57, August 23, 2015

Last updated: June 6, 2015      

EventsEdit

See also: Global Calendar of Events and Past events in Morocco

News and recent developmentsEdit

  • October 2014:
    Hicham Dahbi demonstrates solar cooker to Morocco government ministers,10-28-14

    Solarama Energy & Services held a recent cooking demonstration attended by government ministers and the the President of Morocco. - Solarama Energy & Services

    Solarama Energy & Services recently held a solar cooking demonstration in Morocco attended by government ministers and the the President of Morocco.
  • September 2013: The new Marrakesh firm P-Solar industry designs and mass-produces parabolic solar cookers. The founder’s goal is to help preserve Morocco’s forests, which are vanishing at a rate of 30,000 hectares per year. His second goal is to reduce the cost of fuel for Moroccan families who buy PG, since the Moroccan government has recently announced that it will end subsidies for cooking gas. P-Solar’s website notes that Moroccan women and girls in the High Atlas spend half their days gathering wood instead of attending school or tending to household chores.
Solar cooker morocco by Lamia.

Solar cooker in Marrakesh by Lamia

  • May 2013: A new company (P-Solar industry) was founded in Marrakech in order to design and mass produce parabolic solar ovens. The creator had a purpose to allow the dissemination of this type of cooking to preserve Moroccan forest loses 30,000 hectares per year and reduce the weight of gas prices that do not stop climbing. The recent statement concerning the Moroccan government stop any subsidy in the price of gas will definitely boost this technology. This type of cooking is the latest in Morocco and Africa who really need it. P-Solar industry is the name given to the company whose website is www.marocsolaire.com, a real e-marketing strategy the aim is to enable wide dissemination of this type of cooking.
SAM 0253

SOuLAR KITCHEN cooking demonstration

  • April 2013: Cooking demonstration with the ladies of the Association pour le Development Rural in Agdez, Morocco with SOuLAR KITCHEN, Austria
SAM 0016

Mohamed Gourari in Skoura, Ouarzazate, Morocco with the SK-14 parabolic cooker.

  • March 2013: In collaboration with eg-solar, Germany, and SOuLAR KITCHEN, Austria, Mohamed Gourari in Skoura, Ouarzazate, Morocco did build his first solar cooker and is now able to produce and sell the solar cooker SK 14.For more information write to schmihe@gmx.at
  • May 2012: The Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) has provided 150 solar parabolic cookers to the people of Ouffi Ait – a small, sunny village southeast of Marrakech in Morocco. The introduction of these solar cookers has reduced the amount of time girls must spend collecting firewood, giving them more time to attend school. Working with the Foreign Association XXI and ADMR from Morocco, AECI targeted women as protagonists of a cleaner, more equitable future in their Morocco Solar Cookers for Rural Families project. Read more...
  • August 4-8, 2008: Operation Friends of the Sun. NGO Youth Volunteers for Environment and Development Committee of the District of Casablanca have the honour to invite you to the opening ceremony and closing of an activity called, 'Operation Friends of the Sun' (OAS) to be instead of Monday 04 August 2008 to Friday 08 August 2008 in the district of Casablanca, on the public plaza in front of the bar MIKOUNOUNOU. The activity will be in effect the production of solar cookers (boxes) by youths in the area who will be trained for the occasion. Indeed, three years ago that JVE runs in collaboration with NNV, a Norwegian NGO, a draft pasteurization solar water in the prefecture Vo. Objectives: To provide drinking water, strengthen the capacity of women and fight against desertification. The impact and enthusiasm generated by this project require constant availability of solar cookers, what the 11 women's groups with whom we work, unable to satisfy. This justifies the raison d'etre of this operation intended to educate more people on the need to switch to solar and behave respectful of our fragile environment. Thus, successor for 5 days, training, production, demonstrations, solar dishes, football games etc… according to the attached programme. Having no doubt about your support for everything related to sustainable development, and hoping to count on your presence, please accept Sir / Madam, the assurances of our highest consideration.

The history of solar cooking in MoroccoEdit

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of Morocco became interested in solar cooking through involvement of an employee, Touria Dafrallah, the recipient of an award for one year of study in the United States under the auspices of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program. She studied at Cornell during that year, and came to know of solar cooking.

During a practicum period spent in Washington, D.C., Touria spent a share of her time working with Solar Household Energy, Inc., becoming a proficient cook and conferring with SHE personnel on establishing a project in Morocco.

Upon her return to Morocco, Touria began to lay the groundwork for a project. Experienced project staffs associated with the French, NGO Solar Inti, were made available to work with her in planning and piloting the project. The device chosen was the ULOG type box cooker, used in Solar Into projects in other countries. It could be made in Morocco. Morocco was also interested in learning more about, and perhaps acquiring a large solar cooker called the Villager, a product of Sun Ovens International and Rotary International.

The latest reports of progress in Morocco indicate that work continues on the project but with slow progress.

[Information for this section was taken originally from State of the Art of Solar Cooking by Dr. Barbara Knudson]

Archived articlesEdit

Climate, culture, and special considerationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ResourcesEdit

Construction plans in ArabicEdit

ReportsEdit

Discussion groupsEdit

Articles in the mediaEdit

Audio and videoEdit

  • October 2014:
Grand angle 2M Morocco Solar Festival17:37

Grand angle 2M Morocco Solar Festival.

Le “ Morocco Solar Festival ” est un événement international dédié au Soleil et au développement durable des zones désertiques. Solar strator, Masen, l'opéra de Paris, Sahmaoui....

  • November 2013:
Tagine solaire dans un cuiseur solaire à Ouarzazate par Solarama(maroc-solaire.com)02:15

Tagine solaire dans un cuiseur solaire à Ouarzazate par Solarama(maroc-solaire.com).

  • May 2013:
How to cook a meat with a solar cooker from Morocco Africa03:10

How to cook a meat with a solar cooker from Morocco Africa

  • May 2012:
الأفران الشمسية ببومالن دادس01:47

الأفران الشمسية ببومالن دادس

External linksEdit

Morocco contactsEdit

NGOsEdit

Manufacturers and vendorsEdit

Government agenciesEdit

    Educational institutionsEdit

    IndividualsEdit

    See alsoEdit

      ReferencesEdit

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