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[[File:Nandwani 1.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Professor Nandwani at the Solar Cookers International Network Convention in July, 2014.]]
 
Professor '''Shyam Nandwani''' is a major researcher in the solar cooking field and Director of the Laboratorio de Energia Solar at the Universidad Nacional in [[Costa Rica]].
 
Professor '''Shyam Nandwani''' is a major researcher in the solar cooking field and Director of the Laboratorio de Energia Solar at the Universidad Nacional in [[Costa Rica]].
   
* Letter regarding the "Energy Globe Award."
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* Letter regarding the "Energy Globe Award."
   
:As planned I got the certificate as National Winner (Energy Globe Award) on Monday, April 13. Ufortunately I could not get the World Prize, firstly because some have to lose so that other could win ..., secondly after analysing the other winners (one in each category, Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth) I could see that the objective of the prize was to encourage the social projects, means the implementation of the device (in some rural area. It was more important than the research.
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:As planned I got the certificate as National Winner (Energy Globe Award) on Monday, April 13. Ufortunately I could not get the World Prize, firstly because some have to lose so that other could win ..., secondly after analysing the other winners (one in each category, Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth) I could see that the objective of the prize was to encourage the social projects, means the implementation of the device (in some rural area. It was more important than the research.
   
 
:I am attaching some photgraphs. Although I have done lot of dissemination work, and in last thirty years, trained many persons (at least in 10 countries) to make Solar Cookers (mainly) and other solar devices, however at the time of application form, did not stress concrete numbers of cookers made directly under my instructions. The five winners (out of 110) did that.
 
:I am attaching some photgraphs. Although I have done lot of dissemination work, and in last thirty years, trained many persons (at least in 10 countries) to make Solar Cookers (mainly) and other solar devices, however at the time of application form, did not stress concrete numbers of cookers made directly under my instructions. The five winners (out of 110) did that.
   
[[File:Energy_Globe_Award_Shyam_Nandwani_2009.jpg|thumb|300px|Shyam S. Nandwani recieving the "Energy Globe Award"]]
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[[File:Energy_Globe_Award_Shyam_Nandwani_2009.jpg|thumb|300px|left|Shyam S. Nandwani recieving the "Energy Globe Award"]]
   
 
:Maybe I will try again after two years, taking the award objective into consideration.
 
:Maybe I will try again after two years, taking the award objective into consideration.
   
:Once again I am thankful to Solar Cookers International (beng ex Board Member during 1990- 1997), Fraunhoffer Solar Energy Institue, (Sabattical during March- Aug.1996), IITAP (Sabbatical during Sept. 1996- Feb. 1997), RICSA (Member, during 1998- 2002) and ICTP (attending many courses on Solar Energy since 1977 and Associate Member during 1986- 2007) for getting the training and exchanging information with other research workers.
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:Once again I am thankful to Solar Cookers International (beng ex Board Member during 1990- 1997), Fraunhoffer Solar Energy Institue, (Sabattical during March- Aug.1996), IITAP (Sabbatical during Sept. 1996- Feb. 1997), RICSA (Member, during 1998- 2002) and ICTP (attending many courses on Solar Energy since 1977 and Associate Member during 1986- 2007) for getting the training and exchanging information with other research workers.
   
 
:On the other hand I am pleased to inform that recently there was a competetion among university researchers to buy some equipments. Money was limited and there were many applicants. Recently I am informed that I got US$25,000 to buy new equipments for my laboratory. This will really be great help in the quality and ease of data measurements.
 
:On the other hand I am pleased to inform that recently there was a competetion among university researchers to buy some equipments. Money was limited and there were many applicants. Recently I am informed that I got US$25,000 to buy new equipments for my laboratory. This will really be great help in the quality and ease of data measurements.
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* Latest update for Shyam Nandwani, January 2010
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==News and recent developments==
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[[File:Nandwani_2.jpg|thumb|Professor Nandwani (right) receiving the Energy Globe Silver Medal of Honor in 2014.]]
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*'''August 2014:''' Professor Nandwani was recognized by the Energy Globe Foundation for his work as Energy Globe Ambassador for Costa Rica since 2012 and awarded the Energy Globe Silver Medal of Honor.
   
:Last year he was interviewed at BBC London studios(Latin Setion) about solar cookers, which was followed by a report on their website in February 2009. He was also interviewed on the radio in Venezuela, and on Taiwan television talking about the benefits of solar cooking. A high-point for Shyam came in April 2009, when he received the Energy Globe Award at a ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic on national TV.
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*'''January 2010:''' Last year, Professor Nandwani was interviewed at BBC London studios (Latin Setion) about solar cookers, which was followed by a report on their website in February 2009. He was also interviewed on the radio in Venezuela, and on Taiwan television talking about the benefits of solar cooking. A high-point for Shyam came in April 2009, when he received the Energy Globe Award at a ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic on national TV.
 
:[[Costa Rica]].
 
   
 
==Documents==
 
==Documents==
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*'''January 2009:''' [[Media:Solar_Food_Processing-_Authors_Experience_With_Cooking_and_Drying_in_Costa_Rica_-_Shyam_S._Nandwani_2009.pdf|Solar Food Processing - Authors Experience With Cooking and Drying in Costa Rica]] - ''Shyam Nandwani''
 
*'''January 2009:''' [[Media:Solar_Food_Processing-_Authors_Experience_With_Cooking_and_Drying_in_Costa_Rica_-_Shyam_S._Nandwani_2009.pdf|Solar Food Processing - Authors Experience With Cooking and Drying in Costa Rica]] - ''Shyam Nandwani''
 
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_shyam_nandwani_final.pdf|Varieties of Solar Cooker Devices and Uses]] - ''Shyam Nandwani''
 
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_shyam_nandwani_final.pdf|Varieties of Solar Cooker Devices and Uses]] - ''Shyam Nandwani''
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==Audio and video==
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*'''July 2014:'''
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:[[File:Nandwani Solar Food warmers for Educational Centres in Costa Rica|thumb|none|400 px]]
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Costa Rica]]
   
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
Shyam S. Nandwani, Ph. D.<br>
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Shyam S. Nandwani, Ph. D.<br />
[[Lab. de Energia Solar, Departmento de Fisica]]<br>
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[[Lab. de Energia Solar, Departmento de Fisica]]<br />
Campus Omar Dengo<br>
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Campus Omar Dengo<br />
Universidad Nacional<br>
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Universidad Nacional<br />
Apdo 728, Heredia 3000<br>
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Apdo 728, Heredia 3000<br />
 
[[Costa Rica]]
 
[[Costa Rica]]
   
Tel: (506) 22773482 or 22773345<br>
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Tel: (506) 22773482 or 22773345<br />
Fax: (506) 22773344<br>
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Fax: (506) 22773344
Email: [mailto:snandwan@una.ac.cr snandwan@una.ac.cr] or [mailto:snandwan@yahoo.com snandwan@yahoo.com]
 
   
http://www.una.ac.cr/fisica/energiasolar.htm<br>
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Email: [mailto:snandwan@una.ac.cr snandwan@una.ac.cr] or [mailto:snandwan@yahoo.com snandwan@yahoo.com]<br />
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Web: http://www.una.ac.cr/fisica/energiasolar.htm<br />
 
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Latest revision as of 17:30, October 15, 2014

Last updated: September 4, 2014      
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Professor Nandwani at the Solar Cookers International Network Convention in July, 2014.

Professor Shyam Nandwani is a major researcher in the solar cooking field and Director of the Laboratorio de Energia Solar at the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica.

  • Letter regarding the "Energy Globe Award."
As planned I got the certificate as National Winner (Energy Globe Award) on Monday, April 13. Ufortunately I could not get the World Prize, firstly because some have to lose so that other could win ..., secondly after analysing the other winners (one in each category, Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Youth) I could see that the objective of the prize was to encourage the social projects, means the implementation of the device (in some rural area. It was more important than the research.
I am attaching some photgraphs. Although I have done lot of dissemination work, and in last thirty years, trained many persons (at least in 10 countries) to make Solar Cookers (mainly) and other solar devices, however at the time of application form, did not stress concrete numbers of cookers made directly under my instructions. The five winners (out of 110) did that.
Energy Globe Award Shyam Nandwani 2009

Shyam S. Nandwani recieving the "Energy Globe Award"

Maybe I will try again after two years, taking the award objective into consideration.
Once again I am thankful to Solar Cookers International (beng ex Board Member during 1990- 1997), Fraunhoffer Solar Energy Institue, (Sabattical during March- Aug.1996), IITAP (Sabbatical during Sept. 1996- Feb. 1997), RICSA (Member, during 1998- 2002) and ICTP (attending many courses on Solar Energy since 1977 and Associate Member during 1986- 2007) for getting the training and exchanging information with other research workers.
On the other hand I am pleased to inform that recently there was a competetion among university researchers to buy some equipments. Money was limited and there were many applicants. Recently I am informed that I got US$25,000 to buy new equipments for my laboratory. This will really be great help in the quality and ease of data measurements.
With best regards
Shyam S. Nandwani
Prof. Universidad Nacional
UNA, Heredia

News and recent developmentsEdit

Nandwani 2

Professor Nandwani (right) receiving the Energy Globe Silver Medal of Honor in 2014.

  • August 2014: Professor Nandwani was recognized by the Energy Globe Foundation for his work as Energy Globe Ambassador for Costa Rica since 2012 and awarded the Energy Globe Silver Medal of Honor.
  • January 2010: Last year, Professor Nandwani was interviewed at BBC London studios (Latin Setion) about solar cookers, which was followed by a report on their website in February 2009. He was also interviewed on the radio in Venezuela, and on Taiwan television talking about the benefits of solar cooking. A high-point for Shyam came in April 2009, when he received the Energy Globe Award at a ceremony in Prague, Czech Republic on national TV.

DocumentsEdit

Costarican school lunch photo, 12-22-12

School lunches are warmed in solar ovens at schools in Costa Rica.

  • November 2012: Solar Ovens used to warm lunches at educational centers - Due to electric rationing imposed by local Costarican Electricity utility company in January 1979, Shyam Nandwani made the first solar oven for his family in Feb. 1979, to warm the lunch cooked previous night. Shyam has observed the rising demand of our solar ovens at educational institutes to warm the lunch for the students at schools and colleges etc. According to school directors, the reason is to reduce the queue for using microwave ovens as well to reduce the electric bill for the institute and promote environmental culture for the students as well as also for the parents. Read the article - Shyam Nandwani
  • January 2009: Solar Food Processing - Authors Experience With Cooking and Drying in Costa Rica - Shyam Nandwani
  • July 2006: Varieties of Solar Cooker Devices and Uses - Shyam Nandwani

Audio and videoEdit

  • July 2014:
Nandwani Solar Food warmers for Educational Centres in Costa Rica08:42

Nandwani Solar Food warmers for Educational Centres in Costa Rica

See alsoEdit

ContactEdit

Shyam S. Nandwani, Ph. D.
Lab. de Energia Solar, Departmento de Fisica
Campus Omar Dengo
Universidad Nacional
Apdo 728, Heredia 3000
Costa Rica

Tel: (506) 22773482 or 22773345
Fax: (506) 22773344

Email: snandwan@una.ac.cr or snandwan@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.una.ac.cr/fisica/energiasolar.htm

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