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Rodrigo Carpio

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Prof. Rodrigo Carpio is leader of Fundación Inti Uma Ecuador. He has used solar cookers and taught about them since 1990. He participated in a Solar Cookers International field survey in 1992 and hosted the 3rd Latin American Solar Cookers Conference with in 1997.

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Cooker workshop, Funacion Inti Uma Ecuador, 1, 6-9-16

2016 Workshop participants assemble a solar box cooker in Cubiche, northern Ecuador. Photo credit - Fundación Inti Uma Ecuador

Cooker workshop, Funacion Inti Uma Ecuador, 2, 6-9-16,

Prof. Rodrigo Carpio, on the right, and participants display their assembled solar cookers in 2016. Photo credit - Fundación Inti Uma Ecuador

  • June 2016: Prof. Rodrigo Carpio reports that Fundación Inti Uma Ecuador continues to organize solar cooking workshops for community groups, schools, and universities. They began in earnest in 1990 and are going strong. He feels because the government of Ecuador subsidizes traditional fuels, it makes it more difficult to make the case for solar cooking, but he is seeing a shift in this thinking of "living behind reality". The April 2016 earthquake in Pederanales, Ecuador brought tragedy, but it also showed how off-grid technologies can play a role in meeting the future energy needs of the country.


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