|Sustainable Energy News - No. 21 May 1998 (INFORSE, 1998, 20 p.)|
Solar-cooked food attracted many people at the exhibition in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 17,1998.
The solar cooker and drier exhibition was a big success on a very sunny day with temperatures reaching 26 °C on February 17 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The solar-cooked food was well cooked in an hour at noon and was tasted by many people including housewives and children as well as others, old and young. The event also attracted several governmental officials, students, journalists, and international as well as national NGOs. Several companies used this opportunity to show their solar equipment.
Everybody was very excited about using the environmentally friendly de vice on exhibit. People who showed interest, whether in buying or in making a solar cooker or drier, were very pleased to get brochures along with manuals in English and in Nepali. Many were happy to know that the government gives a 50% subsidy for solar cookers.
The event was organised jointly by the Center for Rural Technology (CRT), a member of INFORSE, the Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), and the Liver Foundation, Nepal.
Information: Santa Shrestha, CRT, Center for Rural
PO Box 3628, Tripureswore, Kathmandu, Nepal,
Ph.: +977-1-256819, fax: +977-1-225212