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Tara Miller and her husband, [[Sam Brown]], first introduced solar cookers (and solar electric) to Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca [[Peru]] in 1996. Lake Titicaca is located at the northern end of the Altiplano basin, high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. They have continued to return to visit every couple years, becoming godparents and developing a close and lasting relationship with the local community.
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'''Tara Miller''' and her husband, [[Sam Brown]], first introduced solar cookers (and solar electric) to Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca [[Peru]] in 1996. Lake Titicaca is located at the northern end of the Altiplano basin, high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. They have continued to return to visit every couple years, becoming godparents and developing a close and lasting relationship with the local community.
   
 
When they visit, they will be keeping a travel web log to chronicle their adventures and solar cooking experiences. Some introductory postings are at their [http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com Amigos de Taquile travel blog] Those interested, can sign up to follow the blog and be alerted to new postings.
 
When they visit, they will be keeping a travel web log to chronicle their adventures and solar cooking experiences. Some introductory postings are at their [http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com Amigos de Taquile travel blog] Those interested, can sign up to follow the blog and be alerted to new postings.
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[[File:Tara_Miller,_El_Collao,_Peru,_2-26-12.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Tara Miller]] demonstrates the solar cookers to a government official in Feb. 2012.]]
 
[[File:Tara_Miller,_El_Collao,_Peru,_2-26-12.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Tara Miller]] demonstrates the solar cookers to a government official in Feb. 2012.]]
*'''February 26, 2012:''' Today (Sunday) we made a Solar Cooker presentation and demonstration to a gathering of at least 200 public officials from the district of Ilave- El Collao in the city of ILAVE, about an hour bus ride around Lake Titicaca from Puno, Peru. We cooked yams in two cookers, in spite of partly cloudy conditions. We were honored by the rapt attention, good questions and serious interest. We will return on Tuesday to make a similar presentation to a smaller gathering of a women's organization that promotes breast feeding and family health. Cross cultural sharing of experience. [http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2012/02/solar-cooking-in-ilave-el-collao-puno.html Read more...]
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*'''January, 2015 '''We return to Taquile to continue our work.
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* '''April, 2013''' Baked banana cake in the ULOG cooker for our going away party.
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* '''April, 2013: ''' In addition to Solar Cookers, we support healthy design changes on the biofuel stoves. In this story Felipe Huatta Cruz, who had taken a course in efficient stove construction, worked with us to install a good air intake and flue for a wood (and twig and dung) burning stove for Eufrasia's kitchen. http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2013/04/improved-wood-cook-stove.html
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* '''Since March of 2010, '''we have enjoyed a relationship with master carpenter and ULOG Solar Cooker builder, Remegio Arnau, who lives in Alto Puno. http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2010/03/solar-cooking-carpenter.html
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* '''February 26, 2012:''' Today (Sunday) we made a Solar Cooker presentation and demonstration to a gathering of at least 200 public officials from the district of Ilave- El Collao in the city of ILAVE, about an hour bus ride around Lake Titicaca from Puno, Peru. We cooked yams in two cookers, in spite of partly cloudy conditions. We were honored by the rapt attention, good questions and serious interest. We will return on Tuesday to make a similar presentation to a smaller gathering of a women's organization that promotes breast feeding and family health. Cross cultural sharing of experience. [http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2012/02/solar-cooking-in-ilave-el-collao-puno.html Read more...]
   
 
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Sam Brown and Tara Miller 2010

Sam Brown and Tara Miller

Tara Miller and her husband, Sam Brown, first introduced solar cookers (and solar electric) to Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca Peru in 1996. Lake Titicaca is located at the northern end of the Altiplano basin, high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. They have continued to return to visit every couple years, becoming godparents and developing a close and lasting relationship with the local community.

When they visit, they will be keeping a travel web log to chronicle their adventures and solar cooking experiences. Some introductory postings are at their Amigos de Taquile travel blog Those interested, can sign up to follow the blog and be alerted to new postings.

News and recent developmentsEdit

Tara Miller, El Collao, Peru, 2-26-12

Tara Miller demonstrates the solar cookers to a government official in Feb. 2012.

  • January, 2015 We return to Taquile to continue our work.
  • April, 2013 Baked banana cake in the ULOG cooker for our going away party.
  • April, 2013: In addition to Solar Cookers, we support healthy design changes on the biofuel stoves. In this story Felipe Huatta Cruz, who had taken a course in efficient stove construction, worked with us to install a good air intake and flue for a wood (and twig and dung) burning stove for Eufrasia's kitchen. http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2013/04/improved-wood-cook-stove.html
  • Since March of 2010, we have enjoyed a relationship with master carpenter and ULOG Solar Cooker builder, Remegio Arnau, who lives in Alto Puno. http://taquilefriends.blogspot.com/2010/03/solar-cooking-carpenter.html
  • February 26, 2012: Today (Sunday) we made a Solar Cooker presentation and demonstration to a gathering of at least 200 public officials from the district of Ilave- El Collao in the city of ILAVE, about an hour bus ride around Lake Titicaca from Puno, Peru. We cooked yams in two cookers, in spite of partly cloudy conditions. We were honored by the rapt attention, good questions and serious interest. We will return on Tuesday to make a similar presentation to a smaller gathering of a women's organization that promotes breast feeding and family health. Cross cultural sharing of experience. Read more...

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Email: intisolar@tds.net

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