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Conditions of Acceptance for Solar Cookers

  • Klaus Kuhnke
  • Marianne Reuber
  • Detlef Schwefel

Abstract

Ultimately, the acceptance of solar cookers in and by the Third World depends on numerous prerequisites:
  • available models: Is the solar cooker technically mature and of high quality?

  • solar radiation: Is enough solar energy available?

  • energy demand: Is the target population in a precarious energy situation?

  • social situation: Are solar cookers acceptable from the standpoint of. social structure?

  • dietary patterns: Can solar cookers fit into the dietary patterns of the target groups?

  • eating habits: Do the prevailing eating habits allow the use of solar cookers?

  • cooking habits: Can the customary cooking techniques be preserved when using a solar cooker?

  • cooking facilities: In what respect do the traditional cooking facilities differ substantially from solar cooking devices?

  • technology:. Which technical aspects of solar cookers are especially important in the social context?

  • economy: Are solar cookers cost-efficient?

  • side effects: What kind of overall impact, including side effects and consequential effects, do solar cookers have?

  • additional conditions for acceptance: What other prerequisites must be fulfilled to ensure acceptance?

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Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Kuhnke
    • 1
  • Marianne Reuber
  • Detlef Schwefel
  1. 1.Fachhochschule of OsnabrückGermany

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