A solar kitchen

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Since 1999, 4 000 families and schools in Bolivia, Chili and Peru have eco-friendly solar cookers. Robert Chiron’s organisation, Bolivia Inti, has developed a simple tool : a crate on which there is a plate of glass. The food is cooked by the concentration of sunbeams in the oven.

It is estimated that between 2000 and 2007, the use of these ovens saved prevented the emission of more than 12 000 tons of CO2. The quality of life of the inhabitants has also clearly improved: a decrease in respiratory diseases, the end of wood-collecting duty for children, an increase in the amount of time available for education…

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